Opinion Letter No. 91-26
December 13, 1991
Information about Police Officers
The following information concerning county police
department officers who are not "undercover"
officers must be made publicly available upon request: name, salary
range, period of credited service, and accumulated vacation and
sick leave. On the other hand, the OIP also concluded that county
police departments or other agencies are not required to disclose
a civil service employee’s average
salary in the employee’s highest three earning years, or their
Significantly, in this opinion, the OIP examined the
legislative history of section 92F-12(a)(14), Hawaii Revised Statutes,
and concluded that as to civil service employees, the Legislature
intended that only such employees’ salary ranges should be
publicly disclosed upon request, and not their exact salaries.