Kelli Giddish is hanging up her shield. 

The Law & Order: Special Victims UnitOn Aug. 24, the actress announced via Instagram that her final season of 24th-season NBC series will be. “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life,” Giddish wrote after explaining that she wanted to address recently surfaced rumors about her departure. “I feel so lucky to have been part of this group. Law & Order family for the last 12 years.”

Paying tribute to the dedicated and resilient detective she’s portrayed since joining SVU in 2011, Giddish added, “There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins. Giddish added, “There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins.” She has grown and changed and so have I. “I started this show in my 20s, and I’m thankful that Rollins was a part of my adult years.”

The 42-year-old went on to thank Law & OrderCreator Dick Wolf, SVULong-standing leading lady Mariska HargitayWolf Entertainment’s COO Peter JankowskiNBC, Universal Television and NBC. Giddish also gave a shoutout to her co-stars and “every single member on the crew and all the writers here for our incredible work together these last 12 years.”

Her words continued, “I’m excited to share all that I’ve learned in my life.” SVU, and put them toward everything that’s next to come…#SVU.”