Crime chief will be asked to reconsider police plan
Politicians are to call on Sir Clive Loader to rewrite his plans for policing the city and county.
Senior councillors will next week tell the elected police and crime commissioner they do not like the "tone and content" of his plans.
The motion, which will be debated by Leicestershire County Council on Wednesday, is the latest development in a row between the commissioner, who was elected three months ago, and county politicians and officials.
Last month, the Mercury reported a dispute which had broken out over how a £1.6 million Government crime-fighting fund should be spent.
The money used to be paid directly to the county council, but now goes to Sir Clive, who is responsible for spending it.
Most it is pooled with other funding organisations to pay for services such as drug and alcohol treatment and work with troubled families and young offenders.
Sir Clive has told the council he will give it half the cash to cover the six months from April this year but not, for now, the full year's grant.
He has told the council he wants to see evidence the cash is being spent wisely and the projects it funds are delivering results.
The council said Sir Clive's decisions had been taken without sufficient consultation and have led to uncertainty about the future of some of those services and projects, as well as a number of jobs.
The council also says Sir Clive, former Air Chief Marshal of the RAF, does not understand the complexities of some of the funding arrangements.
County council members will be asked on Wednesday to call on Sir Clive to re-write his detailed plan for policing the city and county.
The document, which is still in its draft stage, sets out his priorities for the next three years.
Sir Clive said: "The role of the panel is to support and challenge me in the delivery of my statutory responsibilities and I fail to see what is to be gained from the process that has been adopted by the county council.
"We are currently consulting with the public regarding the plan. These are the people to whom I am wholly accountable and who will ultimately judge its success by outcomes instead of hasty assumptions based on historical habits.''
County councillor Joe Orson, who is also chairman of the police and crime panel, will present the motion at Wednesday's meeting.
Coun Orson said: "This is not a political dispute because the concerns are shared by all three parties. We have a record of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour by working in partnership.
"We want to hold our hand out to Sir Clive so we can continue to work in the same vein."
Sir Clive wants Chief Constable Simon Cole and his officers to continue to drive down offences such as burglary, vehicle crime, robbery, sexual assault, domestic abuse and alcohol-related violence.
He also set out his vision for dealing with alcohol and drug addiction.
The draft plan can be seen at:
Read an interview with Sir Clive Loader in More magazine, free inside Saturday's Leicester Mercury.