Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 17, 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 Palatka Police Department on behalf of officer Brian Hawkins. 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 officer did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructor conducting the course of fire was not a CJSTC certified firearms instructor during the 2008 reporting cycle. Petitioner states that Officer Hawkins 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 Officer Hawkins did successfully complete the requirement simply because his instructor was not a CJSTC certified firearms instructor for the requalification shoot during 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 or by telephoning (850)410-7676.