Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC)


The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) probable cause hearing scheduled September 17, 2019, at the Miami-Dade College, School of Justice; 11380 NW 27th Avenue, #8310; Miami, FL 33167, has been CANCELLED due to Hurricane Dorian.

As of now, these cases will be presented at the October 30, 2019 probable cause hearing in St. Augustine, FL.  If you have questions, please contact Training and Research Manager Stacy Lehman at or 850-410-8645.

Please note, the original hearing notice was submitted for publication in the Florida Administrative Register on August 16, 2019; Published Issue: 45/160.

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.