Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 13, 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 Indian Shores Police Department on behalf of one officer for the 2008 (7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008) mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycle. 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 completed the course of fire for the 2008 reporting cycle, however, he was a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor and requalified himself with a non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructor calling the course of fire for the instructor. Petitioner states that the officer will suffer a substantial hardship if his 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 officer did successfully complete the requirement, his only deficiency being that his course of fire was supervised by non-CJSTC-certified firearms instructor for the 2008 mandatory reporting cycle and that he supervised himself as to the paperwork.
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.