Scott  Silverii, PhD Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Scott Silverii, PhD

Chief of Police
City of Thibodaux Police Department

Chief Scott Silverii, PhD is passionate about positive cultural change. Over two decades in policing includes 16 years in the special operations groups working undercover and SWAT missions. From the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country, his writing is seasoned by the Mardi Gras, hurricanes, humidity, and crawfish boils. Dr. Silverii completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Nicholls State University. He earned a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. (University of New Orleans, Louisiana.


CHIEF SCOTT SILVERII, Ph.D.                        
Chief of Police
City of Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Professional Biography

Scott Silverii, PhD was appointed the Chief of Police for the Thibodaux Police Department, Louisiana in January 2011, after serving 21 years for the nationally accredited Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Silverii began his law enforcement career in 1990 where he served in a variety of investigative and supervisory assignments to include twelve years undercover and sixteen years in SWAT.  Silverii was promoted to the Commander’s position for the Sheriff’s Office, and eventually supervised every criminal division within the agency to include Investigations, Support Services and Patrol Divisions.    

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded him their Public Safety Service Award, and recognizes Chief Silverii as a subject matter expert in data-driven approaches to crime and traffic safety.  He was also appointed to the IACP’s prestigious Research Advisory Committee and the 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 in Louisiana, a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Police Foundation recognized his dedication to education by appointing his as an Executive Fellow.

Chief Silverii is an avid road cyclist, and counts the 3 day, 300 mile Police Unity Tour bike ride into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial’s Police Week as a career highlight.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Areas of Research:
    Cultural anthropology, Organizational structures and criminal justice

    Professional Expertise: Executive leadership, Risk assessment and resolution, effecting sustainable cultural change.


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Daily Comet newspaper

10 Questions with Chief of Police Scott Silverii

Published: Jan 28, 2014 by Daily Comet newspaper
Authors: Nate Monreo

10 random question interview



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Published: Jan 27, 2014

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