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 04, 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 Margate Police Department on behalf of 106 officers for the 2006-2008 mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle (7/1/06-6/30/08). 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 a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the officers did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructors utilized by the Petitioner during the 2006-2008 reporting cycle were not CJSTC-certified. The two instructors had completed CJSTC Instructor Techniques and the 44 hour Firearms Instructor Course, but, however, they had not completed the required internship nor had they completed paperwork required to become CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. 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 were not CJSTC-certified firearms instructors during the 2006-2008 reporting cycle (7/1/06-6/30/08).
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.