Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission hereby gives notice:
That on November 1, 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 Hillsboro Beach Police Department on behalf of 18 officers for the 2006-2008 (7/1/06 – 6/30/08) mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle. Subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., requires officers to requalify with a firearm every two years under the supervision of a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor on a course of fire mandated by Commission rule.
The petition supported the requested waiver for the 18 officers by stating that they officers did, in fact, complete the mandatory firearms requalification retraining, however, they were supervised by non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. Notice of receipt of the petition was published in the Florida Administrative Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 42, October 21, 2011.
On December 7, 2011, pursuant to notice, at a special telephonic meeting originating in Tallahassee, Florida, the Commission found that the Petitioner’s situation is unique. The Petitioner demonstrated that the strict application of the Commission’s rules in this case would violate the principles of fairness. The Petitioner’s officers had, in fact, completed the Commission’s course of fire and achieved a passing score. The only deficiency in the officers’ firearms requalifications was to be supervised by non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. The Commission found that the purposes of the underlying statute, to ensure that officers receive adequate and timely retraining, will be met by granting this waiver request. The Commission issued an order granting the Petitioner’s waiver.
A copy of the Order or additional information 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.