Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 03, 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 Washington County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of part-time Deputy Michael Walker. 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 and instructed by CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that Deputy Walker did successfully complete the course of fire for the 2006-2008 reporting period (July 1, 2006-June 30, 2008), however, the instructor who supervised Deputy Walker’s requalification was not a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor at the time he supervised the requalification shoot. Petitioner states that Deputy Walker will suffer a substantial hardship if his certification is rendered inactive as a result of this situation. Petitioner further states that it would violate the principles of fairness to fail to recognize that Deputy Walker did successfully complete the firearms requalification requirement simply because his instructor had failed to complete the CJSTC Instructor Techniques Course and did not file all paperwork necessary to becoming a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor for the 2008 reporting cycle.
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, (850)410-7676.