Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 07, 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 Madison County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of Captain Mark Joost for the 2008 and 2010 mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycles. 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 did successfully complete the course of fire, however, because he was the only CJSTC-certified firearms instructor at his agency, he signed his own CJSTC 86A form for both the 2008 and 2010 reporting cycles. 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, as a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor, he signed his own CJSTC 86A form for the 2008 and 2010 mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycles.
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.