Past NSW Police Commissioner Scipione has had extensive experience in law enforcement. His career began with a period of employment with the Australian Customs Service. In 1980 he joined the NSW Police Force, and following experience in general and traffic duties, he worked as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and was 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. During this period, he was also a Senior NSW Police Counter Terrorist Advisor to the Standing Advisory Committee for Commonwealth/State Cooperation for Protection Against Violence.
Since then he has held a range of positions, being appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2000 and Commissioner of Police in 2007. He retired in 2017.
He is a recipient of the Australian Police Medal and the National Medal.
He holds a Masters Degree in Management and Graduate Diploma in Police Management from Macquarie University and a Graduate Certificate in Security Management from 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.
Andrew Scipione has been awarded a Doctor of Letters (Honorary), Macquarie University, Sydney NSW and holds the role of Adjunct Professor with the University of Western Sydney’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology.
He is married to Joy and they have three children. Away from his official duties he enjoys surfing, camping and spending time with his family.