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 29, 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 Sweetwater Police Department on behalf of 65 officers for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) reporting period. 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 65 officers at issue did successfully complete the course of fire, however, some of the instructors supervising the requalifications did not use the required course of fire and some officers who did shoot the proper course of fire did not have CJSTC 86A forms reflecting that fact inserted into their training records. 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 65 officers did successfully complete the requirement simply because they either did not shoot the required course of fire or their successful completion of the required course of fire was not memorialized on a CJSTC 86A form for the 2008 mandatory firearms requalification 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.