Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC)


Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
(Includes the Officer Discipline Agenda and Business Agenda)
November 2018 Commission Packet
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Headquarters
2331 Phillips Road, Conference Room CJP/B1055
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Call 1-888-670-3525 and enter code, 8753391569, followed by the # sign.
Please call 5 minutes before 2:00 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact Joyce Gainous-Harris at or Cheryl Taylor at

*** CANCELLED November 2018 Commission Meeting ***

Effective immediately, the Governor’s Office has directed the suspension of all non-essential state travel. The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) meeting scheduled during the week of October 29 – November 1, 2018, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, has been CANCELLED.

ALL rooms associated with the FDLE/CJSTC Group will need to be CANCELLED immediately. Please note the following cancellation options:

  1. If your reservation(s) were made by Ms. Cheryl Taylor, you DO NOT have to contact the hotel because Cheryl will cancel your reservation(s).
  2. If reservations were made by individuals, they will need to contact the Hilton at (850) 267-9500, ext. 6700, and advise that they are with the FDLE/CJSTC Group. They will need to request that a confirmed cancellation email be sent to them.
  3. Individuals may use the following link to cancel online: Click “MY RESERVATIONS”, enter confirmation # and last name.
If you have questions, please contact Cheryl at


Our Mission: To ensure that all citizens of Florida are served by criminal justice officers who are ethical, qualified, and well-trained.

The 19-Member Commission is composed of the following: 
  • Three (3) sheriffs
  • Three (3) chiefs of police
  • Five (5) law enforcement officers who are neither Sheriffs or Chiefs who are the rank of Sergeant or below within the employing agency.
  •  One (1) Person in charge of a county correctional institution.
  • Two (2) Correctional Officers. One (1) of whom is an administrator of a state correctional institution, and one who is of the rank of sergeant or below within the employing agency.
  • One (1) training center director
  • One (1) Florida resident who falls into none of the above categories.
  • The Attorney General or designated proxy
  • The Secretary of Department of Corrections or designated proxy
  • The Director of the Florida Highway Patrol

Section 943.11, F.S., requires a sheriff, chief of police, law enforcement officer, and correctional officer to have at least 4 years of experience as a law enforcement or correctional officer to be considered for appointment as a member of the Commission. Members indicated by an asterisk (*) are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years.

Primary Responsibilities of the Commission
-- Establish uniform minimum standards for the employment and training of full-time, part-time, and auxiliary law enforcement, and correctional and correctional probation officers.

-- Establish and maintain officer training programs, curricula requirements, and certification of training schools and training school instructors.

-- Certify officers who complete a Florida Basic Recruit Training Program, or who are diversely qualified through experience and training, and who meet minimum employment standards.

-- Review and administer appropriate administrative sanctions in instances when an officer, a training school instructor, or a training school is found in violation of Florida Statutes and Commission standards.

-- Promulgate rules and procedures to administer the requirements of Chapter 943.085 – 943.257, F.S.

-- Conduct studies of compensation, education, and training for the correctional, correctional probation, and law enforcement disciplines.

-- Maintain a central repository of records of all certified officers.

-- Conduct quarterly meetings to discuss issues and approve rules that relate to officer standards and training.

-- Develop, maintain, and administer the State Officer Certification Examination for criminal justice officers.