Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is on the short list of the Obama's administration candidates for the position of Homeland Security secretary, a Boston government official told CNN.
Davis "is very interested" in the position, the source said.
Commissioner since 2006, Davis recently received accolades for his handling of the Boston Marathon bombing and ensuing manhunt.
Former Boston Police Chief William Bratton is also on the short list, the source said.
The current secretary, Janet Napolitano, announced her resignation last month and said she'll be leaving the office in September to become president of the University of California system.