HONOLULU (KITV4) — Police officers across the state are getting a pay raise. The new contract was issued by the arbitrator on Tuesday.
The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) says this will help with recruitment and retention of officers, which is needed since police departments are dealing with an officer shortage. The union represents more than 2,700 police officers across the state who are ranked lieutenant and below.
They’ll get a pay raise amounting to 15.76% in their base wage.
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