Department of Police Practice

Dr DQ Mabunda

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Tel: 012 433 9467


  • DLitt et Phil: Police Science (UNISA)
  • MTech: Policing(UNISA)
  • BTech Policing (UNISA)
  • Advanced Diploma in Education, Training and Education (Potchefstroom University)
  • National Diploma in Police Administration (UNISA)

Currently teaching

  • Forensic Methods and Techniques II (FOR2602)
  • Supervision of Masters and Doctoral students

Fields of academic interests

  • Forensic Investigation

Field of Specialisation

  • Community Policing
  • Forensic Investigation

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member of the Policing Association of Southern Africa (POLSA)
  • Member of the Criminological and Victimological society of South Africa (CRIMSA)


  • Unisa Road Safety community project


Quiet was a member of the South African Police Service for twenty-five years where he worked at Community Service Centres in Katlehong, Vosloorus and Germiston. In 1995 he joined Germiston Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) where he worked as a photographer, Video operator, Forensic fieldworker and Fingerprint Expert, and he received several letters of commendation for being the best fingerprint expert. In 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Captain at Gauteng Provincial LCRC Training where he served as a training manager at the Automated Fingerprint Investigation System (AFIS) Section. In 2003 he became a Section Commander at Kempton park LCRC, Photography Section.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel at SAPS Division Training, Head Office where he was a Section Commander at In-Service Training: Detectives and Crime Intelligence. He joined the Research and Curriculum Development Section where he worked as a curriculum developer. He is a SAQA registered Assessor. He attended the Scene of Crime Officer (SOCO) Workshop in England (Sussex Fingerprint Bureau) and Personnel/Facility Security Course at International Law Enforcement Agency (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana in 2009. He resigned from the South Africa Police Service in 2011 and is currently busy with Master’s degree at Unisa.