The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed Kayode Egbetokun to take over from Imohimi Edgal as the Acting Police Commissioner in the state.
Mr Egbetokun was former Chief Security Officer to ex-Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Sources said Mr Imohimi has been directed to take charge of the Explosives and Ordinance Disposal Unit at the Force headquarters, Abuja.
It could not be immediately ascertained if Mr Egbetokun would be made the substantive CP.
The new acting Lagos Police boss was the CP in charge of Explosives and Ordinance unit.
He also supervised the Osun governorship election in Ikire town, where a number of buses and motorcycles were seized for violating the restriction of movement during the poll.
Police commissioners in Zamfara, Edo, Ekiti, Imo and Bauchi Commands have been redeployed ahead of the general elections in February.
This is coming against the backdrop of the expected retirement of the IG, who would clock 60 years on Tuesday.