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2020/10/07      |  Written By:  Captain C Weilbach   |   Province:  Gauteng

PRETORIA –The South African Police Service (SAPS) Brooklyn’s new Detective Head is driven and passionate about police investigations with more than 20 years of investigation experience. 

Colonel Phillip Abakhole Maluleke (51) was promoted and appointed to this very important position in May this year.  He has consistently displayed dedication and commitment to the task at hand, namely the prevention and successful detection of crime.  

He is not a new face to Brooklyn police station and was a detective Captain at the station in 2003.  He started his police career in 1990 in Ermelo.  Five years later he joined the detective team in Soshanguve.  He was part of an area Pretoria task team that investigated residential burglaries.  In 2005 he made his mark when he was appointed as Branch Commander at Pretoria North and in 2013 as Branch Commander in Wierdabrug.  He was the Detective Coordinator on cluster level at the previous Tshwane West Cluster and recently served at the Tshwane District where he dealt with investigation compliance.

He believes that an investigating officer must empower him/herself with the most up to date knowledge to face current challenges in communities and to solve crime.  Therefore he, himself never stopped studying.  He is currently busy with his master’s degree in law.  He wants to lead the Brooklyn investigation teams through inspirational leadership.  He added that he will not tolerate any unethical behaviour or corrupt activities by members within the ranks.

Community policing and community involvement are important to him and he wants to ensure justice for all victims of crime.  As a big family man, he avails himself to the community to assist them at any given time.  He wants to extend a helping hand and where he may not be able to assist, he will make referrals. 

Marlene Kruger, the Brooklyn Community Police Forum chairperson, welcomes Colonel Maluleke.  As a community they are excited about his appointment and they are looking forward working with him.  She said that through his experience the CPF anticipates a turnabout in the crime in the area. 

Residents can contact Colonel Maluleke during office hours at (012) 366 1782 or on 082 557 7136 and email at

Communities are urged to play their role by reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles or circumstances to the police immediately by phoning the 10111 emergency-number.  Information with regards to crime can be given to the police anonymously by phoning 08600 10111 or by using the My SAPS app.

Colonel Phillip Abakhole Maluleke (51)