Commissioner Andrew Scipione joined NSW Police in 1980 following a period of employment with the Australian Customs Service. During his time with the NSW Police Force, he has held a range of positions and appointments. Following experience in general and traffic duties he worked as a detective in the CIB and Bankstown Detectives. He was subsequently seconded to the National Crime Authority in 1985. In 1992 he was appointed to the rank of Detective Inspector at the Joint Technical Services Group and in 1995 was promoted to the rank of Detective Superintendent (Commander) at the Special Technical Investigation Branch (formerly JTSG). During the period 1992 to 1998, he was also a Senior NSW Police Counter Terrorist Advisor to SAC-PAV. In 1998 he was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff to the NSW Police Commissioner and in 2001 was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Special Crime & Internal Affairs. He was appointed as Deputy Commissioner in February 2002 and as Commissioner of Police on 1 September 2007.
Commissioner Scipione is a recipient of the Australian Police Medal and the National Medal. In June 2016 he was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and received the Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
He holds a Masters Degree in Management (Macquarie University) a Graduate Diploma in Police Management (Macquarie University) and a Graduate Certificate in Security Management (Edith Cowan University). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute. In April 2013 Commissioner Scipione was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University and he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology.
Commissioner Scipione is married to Joy and they have three children.