London Mayor Boris Johnson has recommended that Britain’s most senior police officer, Sheffield-born Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, should be given another year in his post.
Mr Johnson is understood to have proposed a one-year extension to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s contract to Home Secretary Theresa May.
Sir Bernard’s five-year contract is due to expire in September.
Legislation allows for an initial extension of up to three years, which can then be followed by unlimited one-year extensions.
Mr Hogan-Howe was brought up in Ecclesfield, attended Hinde House School in Wincobank and joined South Yorkshire Police in 1979.
He worked his way up the ranks and became a Superintendent in August 1993 before moving to Merseyside Police in August 1997 as Chief Constable.
Mr Hogan-Howe joined South Yorkshire Police at the age of 22 and worked as a uniformed bobby on the streets, in CID, traffic and personnel.
He policed Doncaster during the miners’ strikes.