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 08, 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 Clewiston Police Department on behalf of Officer Curtis Clay for the 2006-2008 (7/1/06 – 6/30/08) and 2008-2010 (7/1/2008 – 6/30/10) mandatory firearms requalification reporting cycles. 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 a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that Officer Clay is a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor and that he did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructor utilized by the Petitioner during the 2006-2008 and 2008-2010 reporting cycles to supervise Officer Clay’s firearms requalification was not a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor. Petitioner states that Officer Clay 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 Officer Clay did successfully complete the requirement simply because his CJSTC form 86A was not signed by a CJSTC-certified firearms instructor during the 2006-2008 (7/1/06 – 6/30/08) and 2008-2010 (7/1/08 – 6/30/10) reporting cycles.
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.