Washington, D.C., has agreed to a new contract with Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, the Washington Post reports. No details were disclosed, but Ramsey is expected to get a raise from his current $150,000 annual salary, one of the nation’s highest for chiefs.
The news should end speculation that Ramsey, 53, will return to his hometown of Chicago to replace Police Superintendent Terry Hillard, who retires this summer. Ramsey came to the capital from Chicago in 1998 after working for the police department there for 29 years.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, whose force is more than 10 times larger, makes only $500 more per year than Ramsey does. Hillard, with nearly four times as many officers, has the same salary as Ramsey, according to federal statistics and published reports.