Louis Scichilone joined the Department in 1996 after serving in the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout / Operations & Logistics Specialist. While working towards his degree he was the Lead Supervisor of the Department's Campus Security Assistants Program. In May of 2000 he was selected to attend the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in Phoenix, Arizona where he graduated and became a sworn Police Officer. Upon completing the academy he was assigned to Patrol Operations.
Lou also served as the department's grant writer and successfully wrote a $200,000 Department of Justice grant which was used to update the agency's CAD / RMS system. In addition, he has written grants that have funded an Automated Fingerprinting Identification System, Preliminary Breath Test Devices, Intoxilyzers, Patrol Bicycles, and DUI, Youth Alcohol, and Traffic enforcement details. In total, his grants have awarded the department with over half a million dollars in funding.
Lou was promoted to Corporal in December of 2004 and served as a Detective from 2004 to 2006. He was promoted to Sergeant in November of 2006 and returned to Patrol Operations. As a Patrol Sergeant Lou served as the State DUI Task Force Coordinator and was the agency's representative in the East Valley DUI Task Force; the longest running multi-agency DUI task force in the United States.
Lou was selected as the interim Commander at the Polytechnic campus from December 2010 to April 2011 and again at the Tempe campus from April 2012 to July 2012. He was promoted to Commander in July of 2012 and was assigned to oversee patrol operations at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa. After serving as the Commander over the Polytechnic campus, Lou assumed the role of Support Services Commander in March of 2014 where he oversaw Investigations, Communications, Special Events, Evidence, Training, Records, Crime Prevention, and Fleet & Supply. While serving as the Support Services Commander Lou oversaw the creation and implementation of the department's Body Worn Camera Program as well as the department's first ever dual purpose Patrol / EOD K9. Lou returned to Operations in June of 2017 and currently serves as the Commander over the Polytechnic campus.
Lou was recognized as Supervisor of the first, third and fourth quarters of 2011 as well as Supervisor of the Year. He has also been recognized for his participation and charitable contributions to the ASU Police Holiday Toy and Food Drive, the United Way Campaign, and the W. Steven Martin Toy Drive. He is an active member of the Student Assistance Coordination Committee and the Public Safety Advisory Counsel.
Lou has successfully completed numerous law enforcement related training courses and certifications to include Advanced DUI Detection & Field Sobriety Testing, HGN Certification, Marijuana and Controlled Substance Field Testing, Spanish Immersion for Law Enforcement, Forensic Interviewing of Children, the Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation, Crimes Against Children Investigations, What You Do Matters: Lessons From The Holocaust, the End Violence Against Women Campaign and Sexual Assault Awareness, Nobility of Policing, Human Trafficking, National Incident Management Systems and Incident Command Systems, and certification from the Center for Problem Oriented Policing, to name a few. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Justice Studies / Computer Science from Arizona State University in 1999 and is working towards a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Leadership and Administration.
August 7th, 2012 – AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Holiday DUI and Youth Alcohol Enforcement
March 10th, 2011 – AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, US Department of Justice, DUI Task Force Enforcement, Capital Outlay, Bicycle Enforcement, Youth Alcohol Enforcement
April 30th, 2010 – AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, US Department of Justice, Youth Alcohol Enforcement
November 1st, 2009 – AZ Governor’s Officer of Highway Safety / US Department of Justice, Holiday/Special Events DUI Task Force and Youth Alcohol Enforcement.
December 23rd, 2008 – AZ Governor’s Officer of Highway Safety, Holiday DUI Task Force Enforcement Overtime and Capital Outlay
November 1st, 2006 – AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, DUI Task Force Enforcement Overtime, East Valley DUI Task Force
July 14th, 2004 - DUI Abatement Council, AZ Governor's Office of Highway Safety, DUI Detection and Suppression
May 13th, 2003 - US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness, Police Interoperability, RMS / CAD
May 9th, 2003 - Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Records Improvement Program, Automated Fingerprint Identification System
March 19th, 2003 - Arizona Automobile Theft Authority, Vehicle Theft Suppression
March 17th, 2003 - DUI Abatement Council, AZ Governor's Office of Highway Safety, DUI Detection and Suppression