DETROIT -

Detroit City Council President Pro-Tem Gary Brown will not be seeking re-election.

Brown has served on the City Council since 2010. Before that he spent 26 years with the Detroit Police Department. He retired from the department as deputy police chief.

Brown posted this statement Tuesday to his Facebook page:

"After careful consideration with my family, I have decided not to seek a second term on Detroit City Council. I have dedicated three decades serving the citizens of Detroit in the Police Department and most recently as Council President Pro-Tem. I am thankful for the overwhelming support Detroiters have given me during that time. I also appreciate those who have encouraged me to seek re-election."

"As I conclude this four-year term on Detroit City Council, my focus will remain on the three areas I set out to address as an elected official: improving public safety, educating our kids, and operating a fiscally-responsible government that delivers quality services. In the future, I will seek other ways to serve our community."