A former Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Operations in the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgar, now takes over as the Commissioner of Police.
He replaces Fatai Owoseni.
Until his promotion, Edgar was deputy commissioner of police (DCP) heading operations.
Mr. Edgar was last week elevated as Acting Commissioner of Police, perhaps in preparation for his new role.
He replaces Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who had been in that position for two years and will report in Abuja as the Commissioner of Police in Charge of Administration at the Force Headquarters.
Edgar also led the team of police officers who rescued six students of Lagos model college, Igbonla, who were abducted on May 25 by unknown gunmen.
After obtaining his first degree from the University of Jos in 1984, he enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on February 2, 1986 as a cadet assistant superintendent of police.
Edgar rose through the ranks to serve as the divisional police officer (DPO) of Shomolu, Seme, Ikeja and Surelere between 2003 and 2011.