Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE: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 Belleview Police Department on behalf of ten officers for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) mandatory firearms requalification reporting period and an additional five officers for the 2010 (7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010) mandatory firearms requalification 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 officers at issue attempted to comply, but the instructors who supervised their requalification shoots were not CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. 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 all of the officers did successfully complete the requirement but were supervised by non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructors.
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.