There are a variety of waivers to be requested. Rule 13 waivers may be requested annually for time extensions on certification requirements annually. This request should state what is needed and the length of time needed. Certification waivers must be submitted with a supporting letter from an agency head and demonstrate a great need as to why a certification waiver should be granted. OOJ waivers are for candidates coming from out of state and military waivers are for deployed LEO's.
Waiver requests will only be considered when submitted by an agency head or their designee. Submissions are to be sent to the Director of Administration Jen Heir through email at email@example.com or by mail to Jen Heir 317 Academy Rd, Pittsford VT 05763.
Agency heads/designees are strongly encouraged to ensure they are using the most current version of Council forms when requesting waivers. The most current version of those forms can be found on the Academy website's Forms page.
The Director of Administration will review all waiver requests.
Should an agency head/designee disagree with the findings of the Director of Administration they may appeal against the decision to Executive Director Lindsay Thivierge (firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail) within 10 business days. The Executive Director may overrule, affirm and/or amend the decision of the Director of Administration.
Should an agency head/designee disagree with the findings of the Executive Director they may appeal the decision to the Council in writing (email is acceptable) within 10 business days. In all cases the decision of the Council is final.
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The Council has authorized the Executive Director to grant waivers of Rule 13 for persons on active military deployment status.
- The active law enforcement officer must be on active military orders for a period of at least six months in a calendar year.
- Requests for a military waiver for Rule 13 training requirements should be summited to the Director of Administration using the current waiver request form
- Upon return from military deployment, the Agency must contact the Director of Administration to receive an updated training prescription for the officer granted the waiver in order to update their certification.
Active Military Deployment Waivers For Full and Part-Time Officers
At the quarterly meeting of the Criminal Justice Training Council held March 8th, 2005, the following waiver provisions were approved by the Council and will take effect immediately:
The Council has authorized the Executive Director to grant waivers of Rule 13 for persons on active military deployment status. The conditions of this waiver are:
- The active law enforcement officer must be on active military orders for a period of at least six months in a calendar year. Copies of the orders must be provided to the Council;
- Upon return from military deployment, the law enforcement officer must re-qualify with their duty weapon within 30 days; and,
- Upon return from military deployment, the law enforcement officer must attend first aid training within 30 days or provide documentation that such training was received during active military service.
At the quarterly meeting of the Criminal Justice Training Council held September 13th, 2005, the Council expanded the authorization for the Director to grant waivers to provisional part-time certified officers. An individual who is activated/deployed and who is in a provisional certification period will have their status “frozen” until they return, at which time their 12-month clock will continue.
All requests for an “active military deployment” waiver must be submitted in writing.