Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 14, 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 Jupiter Island Public Safety Department on behalf of two officers for the 2008-2010 (7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010) mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle. 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 a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor at the time of the requalification and did sign his own CJSTC 86A form. The other officer has no CJSTC 86A form on file for the 2010 reporting period, but did complete the mandatory course of fire. Petitioner states that these 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 the firearms instructor signed his own CJSTC 86A form and the other officer has no 86A form on file for the 2010 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.