Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 09, 2012, 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 University of Central Florida Police Department on behalf of certain officers. 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. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the officers did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructors conducting the course of fire were not CJSTC certified firearms instructors during the 2008 reporting cycle. Three of the officers cannot locate the CJSTC 86A forms in their records for the 2008 reporting cycle. One of the officers signed his own CJSTC 86A form for the 2008 reporting cycle. Petitioner states that the agency’s 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 officers affected by this situation did successfully complete the requirement simply because their instructors were not CJSTC certified firearms instructors for their requalification shoots during the 2008 reporting cycle, cannot locate their CJSTC 86A forms, or signed their 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.