Scott Stephenson, the director of POST, on Wednesday said his office planned to comply with the order and not appeal.
Hildale and Colorado City are the home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, whose tenets include polygamy. The marshals that police the two towns have police certifications in Utah and Arizona. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the two town governments, claiming they discriminate against people who are not FLDS.
Lawyers for Hildale and Colorado City served a subpoena on POST seeking the files and to depose the POST investigator. POST asked Shelby to quash the subpoena, arguing Utah law protects the records from disclosure.
But in an order issued Monday, Shelby said the towns were entitled to the records.
In a related lawsuit in federal court in Phoenix, the Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a motion asking a federal judge to disband the marshals office. A judge has not ruled on the motion.