Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 07, 2011, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for a permanent waiver of subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., from Eatonville Police Department on behalf of 18 officers. Subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., requires officers to requalify with a firearm every two years on a course of fire mandated by Commission rule. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the officers did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the firearms instructors who supervised the shoots were not fully certified firearms instructors during the 2008 and 2010 reporting cycles. The instructors had not completed their internships with certified firearms instructors prior to supervising the officer’s completion of the mandatory firearms requalifications. Petitioner states that the agency’s officers will suffer a substantial hardship if their certifications are rendered inactive as a result of this situation. Petitioner further states that it would violate the principles of fairness to fail to recognize that the officers affected by this situation did successfully complete the requirement simply because their instructors had failed to complete their instructor internships prior to supervising the 18 officers’ mandatory firearms retraining.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Grace A. Jaye, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or by telephoning (850)410-7676.