Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has called for Temporary Chief Constable to either resign or retire.
Stuart Hyde was appointed in January 2012 but was suspended in September, following complaints of misconduct.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said:
“After careful consideration I am proposing to start the process to ask Temporary Chief Constable Hyde to retire or resign under the section 38 (3) of the PRSRA, in the meantime he has been suspended."
Cumbria Police is continuing with the investigation into information being leaked to the media regarding Cumbria's Police and Crime Commission.
A 50-year-old female employee at Cumbria Police was arrested on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office on 10th April.
She is currently suspended from work and has had her bail extended to 16th August while the investigation continues.
A 54-year-old man from Penrith, who was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, has also had his bail extended to 16th August.
A file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration of any further action
A police watchdog has criticised Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes for his handling of the scandal over his use of a chauffeur-driven car.
The Cumbria Police and Crime Panel said they were disappointed that statements he made at the time were "unclear" but add they are satisfied that he has now changed his travel arrangements.
Mr Rhodes was forced to apologise last month when it was revealed he had used a chauffeur-driven car at a cost of £700.
The Prime Minister has said he will investigate the actions of Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner following the arrest of three whistleblowers last week.
Details of how Richard Rhodes hired a chauffer driven Mercedes at a cost of almost £700 were leaked to a local newspaper.
Following a complaint by the Commissioner's office, three arrests were made, but Mr Rhodes insists that complaint did not come from him.
The Prime Minister was responding to a question from the Cumbrian MP Tim Farron:
In accordance with Police Regulations, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes has undertaken the four weekly review of the suspension of Temporary Chief Constable Stuart Hyde.
Whilst South Wales Police are still investigating the allegations he has decided that Mr Hyde will remain suspended.
Temporary Chief Constable Lawson will continue in his temporary role.
Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes will give a press conference at 2 o'clock. He's expected to comment on his expenses and an ongoing police investigation into the alleged leaking of information.
The press conference follows a statement that was released yesterday:
Three people have been arrested as part of the police investigation into leaked information.
Mr Rhodes has paid back a £700 expense claim for 2 chauffeured Mercedes trips. The details were released as part of a freedom of information act request, but were due to be made pubic later in the year.
Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has started a series of public engagement meetings.
At the Living Well community centre in Raffles, Carlisle, Mr Rhodes spoke to community groups and asked what they wanted from the police.
For over an hour the commissioner listened to local issues.
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is launching his Office of Public Engagement at the Living Well Trust in Carlisle.
The purpose of the office is to allow the public to meet with Mr Rhodes and share their views on his policing.
Over the course of the year there will be a number of activities held, such as regular surgeries and visits to town centres and county shows .
Primarily, Mr Rhodes will be focusing on people's views about the budget, policing priorities, quality of service and victim services.
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes, said:
"As Police and Crime Commissioner, I am elected to provide a voice for the public in policing Cumbria and to ensure that people's views are considered in key decision making.
"I am at the Living Well Trust talking to people to hear first-hand their experiences and what matters most to them.
"The Office of Public Engagement is being established to guarantee a direct dialogue between the Commissioner (my role) and the general public.
"It has a variety of activities proposed to allow for peoples preferences of how they would like to communicate.
"I understand that often people with a busy working life like to communicate from the comfort of their own home at a night with others prefer the more traditional way of face-to-face both are equally important and are included along with a host of other methods."
Members of the public are being encouraged to come along to the events and share their thoughts with Mr Rhodes.
You can find out when the events are being held by clicking here.
Richard Rhodes has spent just over 100 days in his new role as Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner.
He told ITV Border about his achievements so far:
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, has spent just over 100 days in his new role.
Mr Rhodes, who was elected in November, is responsible for holding the police force and the Chief Constable to account as well as giving Cumbrian people a way of influencing policing matters.
"The first 100 days have been incredibly busy.
"I look forward to the next 100 days being as equally challenging, rewarding and further building on partnership working particularly at district council level.
"Only by working together will we make Cumbria an even safer place to live, work and visit."