American Samoan police officers are next in line for pay hikes.
During the confirmation hearing for the new commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, lawmakers also said in order to attract good police officers, the Department of Public Safety needed to offer attractive salaries.
They say this will help boost morale in the police force.
Save informed the House the governor has already put in place plans for a salary increase for police officers.
He said some increases have already been implemented while others will be paid depending on the availability of government funds.