BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city’s police commissioner deserves a pay raise.

When William Evans took the job as Boston Police Commissioner he actually took a pay cut of more than ten percent.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday that needs to change.

“My commissioner should be compensated fairly in the city of Boston. I believe he’s eighth in the country and he has one of the largest police forces to manage in the country,” Walsh said.  “He’s done a great job.”

The commissioner’s current salary is around $174,000 a year.

Walsh would like to raise that to $200,000, so he’s filed an ordinance with the City Council.

Evans has been on the force since 1980.

According to the Boston Globe, Evans was paid almost $193,000 in 2012 as superintendent, but as commissioner he’s no longer eligible for extra money such as overtime, unused vacation or the Quinn Bill supplement for officers with college degrees.

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