POLITICS
06/13/2014 12:10 EDT | Updated 08/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Hickie says he will complete term as MLA and not do more work for police force

REGINA - Saskatchewan Party MLA Darryl Hickie says he will not do any more work for the Prince Albert Police Service and will complete his term in office.

Hickie says he has finished the most intensive part of requalification as a police officer and will now commit to serving as the legislature member for Prince Albert Carlton.

Hickie said in April that he wouldn't run again in the next provincial election, expected in 2016, and that he planned to return to the force.

He has been under scrutiny since it came to light that he has already been training for his return to active police duty.

The Opposition NDP said some Prince Albert residents have indicated their discomfort with a politician conducting police investigations involving his own constituents.

Premier Brad Wall said he was OK with the temporary situation, but added that Hickie would have to quit his political post if he wanted to return to active duty before his term was up.