The Student Leadership Programme

Andrew Scipione

NSW Police Commissioner

During over 30 years of service with the NSW Police force, Commissioner Scipione has been dedicated to the safety of the community and upholding high standards within the Police Force.

For his commendable service throughout his career Commissioner Scipione has been highly decorated, including receiving the Australian Police Medal and the National Medal.

Among his academic achievements Commissioner Scipione 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 and Macquarie University. He also has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney.


Before his appointment as Police Commissioner and head of the NSW Police Force, Andrew worked in detective units, the Special Gaming Squad, and as a general duties officer in some of the roughest parts of Sydney city.

Andrew served several years as the Commander of the Special Technical Investigation Branch, before being made Chief of Staff to then Police Commissioner Peter Ryan and in 2001 the Commander of Special Crime and Internal Affairs. In 2002, Andrew was promoted to Deputy Commissioner.

Former NSW Police Commissioner, Ken Moroney, described Commissioner Scipione on his appointment: ?He is, without doubt, one of the most decent men? most ethical men that I have ever met. It is very much his strong Christian belief, very much his commitment as a family man, very much his commitment to the men and women of the NSW Police Force, that I think history will record him as an exceptional choice at this moment in time.?