RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
11B-27.0011: Moral Character
11B-27.002: Certification, Employment or Appointment, Reactivation, and Terminating Employment or Appointment of Officers
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
11B-27.005: Revocation or Disciplinary Actions; Disciplinary Guidelines; Range of Penalties; Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Updates the moral character violations for an officer’s failure to maintain good moral character; to comply with statutory revisions to Section 943.131(2), F.S., amended on 7/1/10, by granting additional equivalency of training exemptions; adds language to the Affidavit of Separation form CJSTC-61 to require written documentation of an officer/instructor’s internal or criminal investigation upon separation of employment; adds chronic illnesses to rule and the Firearms Law Enforcement Officer Qualification Standard form CJSTC-86B to qualify for an extension for completing the required bi-annual Firearms Qualification Standard; adds Section 901.36(1), F.S., to the penalty guidelines for the violation of “using a false name or false identification by a person arrested or lawfully detained”; and adds as an aggravating circumstance, the revocation of an officer’s certification for cases where a respondent has been notified and failed to answer the Administrative Complaint or failed to respond to the allegations of misconduct alleged by the Commission.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Moral character violations; equivalency of training exemption policy; internal or criminal investigations; chronic illnesses allowed for reason to extend completion of the required bi-annual Firearms Qualification Standard; and officer discipline penalty guidelines.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 943.03(4), 943.12(1) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 943.12, 943.12(3), 943.13, 943.13(11), (7), 943.133, 943.135, 943.139, 943.1395, 943.1395(3), (8), 943.1701, 943.1715, 943.1716, 943.253 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: November 2, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, CJPP Conference Room, 2331 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308
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