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 10, 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 Bushnell Police Department on behalf of one officer, Joshua Hardy Sermons. 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 Officer Sermons was at all times a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. Officer Sermons’ 2008 and 2010 CJSTC 86A forms were signed by an officer who had not completed all paperwork to become a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor.
Petitioner further states that it would violate the principles of fairness to fail to recognize that the CJSTC-certified firearms instructor, Officer Sermons, did actually complete the physical requirements of the rule.
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.