Tan Sri Ismail Omar named IGP from Sept 13

Ismail Omar

(The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar will succeed Tan Sri Musa Hassan as the IGP on Sept 13.

The new deputy IGP will be Datuk Hussin Ismail, who is now the Director of Internal Security and Public Order.

Ismail, was born on May 17, 1953, in Kulim, Kedah, and joined the police force as an inspector in 1971.

He holds a law degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Ismail was an investigating officer at the Seremban police headquarters in 1972 before he was transferred to the Ipoh police contingent in 1977.

In 1983, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police and posted to the Federal police headquarters as one of the officers in-charge in disciplinary investigations.

He was made the prosecuting officer in Ipoh in 1994 before being promoted as Seberang Prai Tengah OCPD in 1996.

In 1999 he was promoted to ranks of Asst Commissioner of Police and was made head of the CID Legal/Prosecution Affairs in Bukit Aman.

He then moved up the ranks and was made assistant CID director in 2004 with the rank of Senior Asst Comm (11).

His hard work and perseverance in carrying out his duties diligently saw him being promoted as the deputy director of the Narcotics Crimes Investigations Department in 2005 with the rank of Senior Asst Comm(1).

Again Ismail proved he could handle the job and in 2005 he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police and was tasked to head the Selangor police contingent as In 2006 Ismail was promoted and made director of management with the rank of Commissioner.

Hardly a year later he was appointed as deputy Inspector General of Police.