- Captain Veshalin Moodley is a forensic analyst for the SAPS
- In four years with the SAPS, Moodley has won 11 awards
- He studied Chemistry and Microbiology to get him on his career path
Forensic analyst, Captain Veshalin Moodley, takes a scientific approach to solving crimes for the South African Police Service (SAPS). At only 27 years old, Moodley has already risen to the height of his career and won several awards for his dedicated service.
Captain Moodley has been with the SAPS for four years and in that time, he has served the community by solving crimes, such as murders and hijackings, using residue samples.
Forensic analysis perfectly combines the captain’s love for science and crime-fighting. He has a degree in Chemistry and Microbiology, Briefly.co.za found.
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Last month, Moodley was recognised for his outstanding work and awarded the SAPS National Excellence Award for Forensic Science Laboratory Employee of the Year, partly due to having completed all of his cases with an zero percent error rate, Sowetan Live reported.
“My achievements could have not been possible without my supportive parents, fiancé, family and friends! To my Primer Residue team, I will always be grateful for everything that you have taught me,” wrote Moodley on social media.
Moodley has also done remarkable work in paint analysis, which is used in hit-and-run cases. He obtained over 90% in four courses.
His positivity and passion for his work makes South Africans feel just a little bit safer and hopeful about the direction in which the SAPS is going.
“I have been really blessed in my career and the one thing that I can promise you all is that I will continue to serve our country to the best of my ability,” Moodley gushed .
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