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Chief Scott Silverii, PhD

Dr. Scott Silverii was appointed chief of police of the Thibodaux (LA) Police Department in January 2011, after serving twenty-one years with the nationally accredited Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he began his law enforcement career in 1990.

During his tenure with Lafourche Parish, Chief Silverii served in a variety of investigative and supervisory assignments, including twelve years undercover and sixteen years in SWAT.  He was promoted to commander, and eventually supervised every criminal division within the agency to include investigations, support services, and patrol divisions.    

Chief Silverii serves as a subject matter expert in data-driven approaches to crime and traffic safety for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which awarded him its Public Safety Service Award.  He serves on IACP’s prestigious Research Advisory Committee and NIJ’s Crime Indicators Working Group for improving the UCR data collection process.

Committed to education, Chief Silverii has completed over 2,500 hours of advanced professional continuing education courses. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University, and an MPA and PhD from the University of New Orleans.

Chief Silverii can be reached directly at: ssilverii@policefoundation.org