Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 05, 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 the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, on behalf of one officer for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) and 2010 (7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010) mandatory firearms requalification reporting periods. 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 officer at issue was requalified for the 2008 mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle by a non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructor, and, for the 2010 mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle, he signed his own CJSTC 86A form because he was then a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. Petitioner states that the officer 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 the officer did successfully complete the requirement simply because he was requalified for the 2008 cycle by a non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructor and, for the 2010 cycle, he supervised his own requalification shoot and signed his own CJSTC 86A form.
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.