Richard Mdluli appointed crime intelligence chief


The police have confirmed the appointment of Richard Mdluli as commissioner of the police’s Crime Intelligence Division with effect from July 1.

Cabinet approved his appointment last week.

Mdluli, 51, was a Deputy Provincial Commissioner in Gauteng.

He joined the police in August 1979 and was immediately placed in the detective environment.

He worked his way up through the ranks as an investigator, detective branch commander and also served as an officer in crime intelligence.He is a competent leader, able to motivate members under his command and lead by example as an experienced investigator.

Commissioner Mdluli has a B Tech in Policing degree and is married with three children.

“Commissioner Mdluli has proved himself to be an invaluable asset to the South African Police Service and I have no doubt that he will lead the Crime Intelligence Division with dedication, commitment and integrity”, said Acting National Commissioner Tim Williams.

“Together with the Deputy National Commissioners and other members of top management of the South African Police Service, I wish him well in his new post and look forward to working closely with him”, added Williams.  

The post has been vacant for more than a year but was filled, in an acting basis, by Assistant Commissioner Mulangi Mphego.