Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 20, 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 Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of five officers for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) reporting period and one officer for the 2010 reporting period (7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010). 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 supervised by a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the officers at issue did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructor supervising the requalifications was not a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. Petitioner states that the 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 did successfully complete the requirement simply because a non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructor supervised the 2008 requalifications for five officers and the 2010 requalification for one officer.
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.