SAPS gushes about officer who landed a PhD in criminal justice

SAPS gushes about officer who landed a PhD in criminal justice

- The SAPS has gushed about one of their officers who recently graduated with a PhD

- The cop, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Avhashoni Cynthia Madzivhandila, completed her doctorate in criminal justice

- Dr Madzivhandila has since been transferred to the SAPS’s research component at head-office as a full-time researcher

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has taken to Facebook to share the academic achievement of one of their own.

The SAPS introduced Mzansi to Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Avhashoni Cynthia Madzivhandila - a policing fanatic who joined the SAPS in March 2003 as an administration clerk at Komatipoort Police Station.

She completed her basic police training at the SAPS Tshwane Academy in May that year and was deployed to the Komatipoort community.

In 2010, Madzivhandila was promoted to captain at the Gauteng Provincial Office’s Crime Intelligence Division as a crime analyst.

She then started studying towards a qualification in criminal justice and in 2019 she graduated with her PhD degree.

Take a look at their post below:

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Dr Madzivhandila was quoted saying:

“The best part of my job is working at an organisation that looks after the safety of all citizens in the country."

She added that in everything she does, Madzivhandila hopes to inspire the community she serves and protects.

On why she chose policing, she said it was to to attain more knowledge it to contribute "effectively toward the growth of our organisation and the country".

The SAPS ended the post by praising their Lieutenant Colonel:

"Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) Madzivhandila, your patriotic and selfless deeds are recognised and appreciated by the management of the SAPS."

Meanwhile, in other news, the son of EFF member Dali Mpofu has completed his DPhil degree at Oxford University.

The DPhil is the renowned university's PhD degree in Philosophy. Mpofu could not be prouder of his son and the doting dad shared a sweet message online.

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