Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will replace Tan Sri Ismail Omar as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), effective this Friday.

The Prime Minister's Office, in a statement issued here today, said Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin will take over as the new deputy IGP, effective the same day.

It said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to their appointments.

Khalid, 55, who hails from Seremban, attended training as a police inspector at the Police Training Centre on Dec 5, 1976.

He was head of the Kedah Anti-Narcotic Department in 1997 and six years later, was the Pahang Police Management Department head before being appointed Kuantan District Police Chief.