Mohammad Shafiqul Islam on Friday took charge as the commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Shafiqul, former chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police, is now the 34th commissioner of the DMP.
Outgoing commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia handed over the charge to Shafiqul Islam.
Earlier on August 28 last, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a gazette notification stating Mohammad Shafiqul Islam as the new DMP commissioner.
Before taking the new charge, Shafiqul played the role of chief of the CID as an additional inspector general (Addl IGP) of Police. He joined the Bangladesh Police as an assistant superintendent of police through the 8th Bangladesh Civil Service examination.
Throughout his career, Shafiqul worked as a superintendent of police in Narayanganj, Patuakhali, Sunamganj and Cumilla.
He also acted as the police commissioner of Chattogram, deputy inspector general of Dhaka range police, additional IGP headquarters (HRM) and chief of the anti-terrorism unit.
For his extraordinary efforts and gallantry in the police department, he was also adorned several times with the Bangladesh Police Medal.
Shafiqul Islam was born in a prominent Muslim family at Alamdanga in Chuadanga. In 1986, he graduated from the Bangladesh Agriculture University in Mymensingh.