Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 09, 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 Glades County Sheriff’s Office on behalf two deputies. 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 one deputy’s paperwork for the 2006-2008 reporting period (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2008) is missing, however, the deputy has since successfully requalified twice. The second deputy’s CJSTC form 86A, which showed a successful requalification score, was signed by a non-CJSTC certified firearms instructor for the 2008-2010 reporting cycle (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2010). Petitioner states that these two deputies 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 deputies did successfully complete the firearms requalification requirement simply because the paperwork was misfiled in one case and the instructor was not CJSTC certified in the other.
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.