Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.00212: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 09, 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 Winter Garden Police Department on behalf of eight 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 and instructed by CJSTC-certified firearms instructors. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the Petitioner used what it believed was a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor to conduct requalifications for the eight officers in question for the 2010 reporting cycle (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2010). The Petition further supports the action requested by stating that the eight officers did, in fact, successfully complete the requalification, and that it would violate the principles of fairness to penalize them for the paperwork deficiency in their instructor’s CJSTC 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, (850)410-7676.