Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-27.013: Canine Team Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 02, 2010, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for permanent waiver of paragraph 11B-27.013(8)(b), F.A.C., by Robert J. Dudley. The rule requires canine team instructors who wish to become canine team evaluators to successfully train twelve patrol canine teams to FDLE standards and document the training by using form CJSTC-70. The Petitioner has successfully trained 29 patrol canine teams, but only seven of them have achieved certification through FDLE. Many teams trained by Petitioner were certified through the United States Police Canine Association, which is an accepted certification standard in Florida. The Petitioner would like the canine teams that he trained to certification through the United States Police Canine Association recognized as the equivalent of FDLE canine team certification in fulfillment of the rule, or, in the alternative, that the seven teams that he trained to FDLE canine team certification would suffice to fulfill the rule requirement of training twelve FDLE certified canine teams for the purposes of obtaining his Canine Team Evaluator status.
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.