Colonel Daniels retires after 40 years of service

* Colonel Ismail Daniels

Colonel Ismail Daniels, who was appointed station commander at Muizenberg police station on November 17, 2014, retired from the service at the end of last year.

The colonel, who has had an illustrious career with more than 40 years of loyal service, joined the South African Police on June 13, 1977.

He served as a constable until 1982, whereafter he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He then climbed the ranks and became a warrant officer in 1994, a captain in 1997, a lieutenant colonel in 2001 and a colonel in 2005.

Colonel Daniels started his career at Fish Hoek police station and also worked at Ocean View SAPS as a station commander. He was also employed at the inspectorate in Mpumalanga as well as the Western Cape Province.

Colonel Daniels said before leaving Muizenberg that he was looking forward to his retirement, but that he would miss the service. “I will especially miss the camaraderie among members,” he said.

“I have always believed that serving one’s community is one of the highest callings for any citizen of the country and that crime can be overcome if partnerships are formed and maintained between the community and local police stations,” he said.

Colonel Daniels also had a special message for the youth, whom he asked to remain positive and avoid getting involved in criminal activities, as they are the future of our country.

He thanked the community for their support during his tenure as station commander of Muizenberg SAPS.