04/08/2014 03:50 EDT | Updated 06/08/2014 05:59 EDT

Former Saskatchewan corrections minister says he won't run in next election

REGINA - Former Saskatchewan corrections minister Darryl Hickie says he won't run again in the next provincial election expected in 2016.

Hickie first won the constituency of Prince Albert Carlton in 2007 by 61 votes and was re-elected in 2011.

The former police officer served as minister for corrections, public safety and policing from 2007 to 2009.

He was removed from the post in a shuffle, but returned to cabinet in 2010 as minister of municipal affairs, a job he held until 2012.

He most recently served as legislative secretary to the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance and was tasked with leading an all-party committee on improving traffic safety.

Hickie was a constable in the forensic identification unit of the Prince Albert Police Service and says he plans to return to the force after completing his term.