Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 18, 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 the Town of South Palm Beach Police Department on behalf of Officer Buffalino. 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 Officer Buffalino did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructor who supervised the mandatory shoot was not fully certified as a CJSTC firearms instructor at the time of the officer’s requalification. Petitioner states that the officer will suffer a substantial hardship if his certification is 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 affected by this situation did successfully complete the requirement simply because the instructor had failed to comply with all administrative aspects of firearms instructor certification.
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.