Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says he'd consider a return to the post if he were asked.
The topic came up as far away as the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where Bratton is speaking at a national security convention.
His name has been mentioned as a possible successor to Ray Kelly, although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio isn't giving any hints about who he'll name.
Bratton is a supporter of stop-and-frisk, which de Blasio has promised to end.
Bratton says he hasn't been contacted.
Bratton: That has only been commented upon. I've had no contact with the newly elected mayor of New York, who'll be putting together his appointments over the next month or so. So there has been media speculation about my being considered for that position. I have not been asked. I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Q: But is it something that you are giving consideration?
Bratton: It is something that I could possibly consider if asked to assume that position.
Bratton was police commissioner in the Giuliani administration, and was also chief of police in Los Angeles for 10 years.