The following steps are required in order to successfully complete the NYPD hiring process:

  • Written Entrance Exam: Candidates must pass a written examination offered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services in order to move forward in the hiring process
  •  Medical Exam
  • Written and Oral Psychological Exams
  • Background Character Investigation
  • Job Standards Test (JST): Candidates must finish this continuous physical test in 4 minutes and 28 seconds to pass.
    The JST includes: sprinting 50 feet and surmounting a barrier; climbing stairs; demonstrating the ability to physically restrain someone; running in pursuit; dragging a 175-pound mannequin 35 feet to simulate a rescue; and, pulling the trigger of an unloaded firearm multiple times
  • In addition, candidates are required to pass a drug and alcohol screening

All qualified candidates will be scheduled at the Candidate Assessment Center to complete these exams. If you have any questions, call the Candidate Assessment Center at (718) 312-4226 between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday or email CAD@NYPD.org.

If you receive a NYPD Disqualification please contact me at 516-248-0040 to schedule a free phone or in-office consultation.

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Qualifying Age:

The minimum age of appointment is 21 years old. However, candidates are eligible to take the Police Officer’s Entrance Exam at seventeen and one half (17½) years old. Candidates may take the Entrance Exam up until their 35th birthday.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Education: You must have earned 60 college credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA from an accredited institution or 2 years of active military service in the U.S. Armed Forces in order to be appointed to the title of Police Officer.

Residency: You must be a United States citizen, have a valid New York driver license and live in one of the city’s five boroughs or Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam or Orange counties within 30 days of being hired.

Disqualifiers: Candidates will be disqualified if they have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence misdemeanor, or have been dishonorably discharged from the military. Candidates may also be disqualified if they demonstrate a history of disrespect for the law, a tendency toward violence, termination from a job for poor behavior, or not adjusting to discipline.

If you receive a NYPD Disqualification please contact me at 516-248-0040 to schedule a free phone or in-office consultation.

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Hearing loss among police officers and military people who use weapons in their line of work is common. It can come from exposure to loud noises which destroy the delicate hair cells of the inner ear. Today there are proven ways to compensate for this deficit through the use of sophisticated hearing technologies. So why would any NYPD officer be banned from using a hearing aid while serving?

For years NYPD required that those applying to be a police officer pass a hearing test without the use of hearing aids. This rule (which is still in effect) has kept qualified candidates, such as former military, from being able to work for the NYPD. This discrimination didn’t just impact those applying for a job, but even those who are already on the job. Police officers who worked in the NYPD were forced to retire or leave if it was known they required a hearing aid, which many do since it is a common occupational hazard. The city does not test the hearing of officers already working, so as long as they do not use hearing aids they will not be found out and forced to retire.

The reasons given by officials for the ban on hearing aids was that they can be knocked off during a scuffle. However, this reason makes little sense since eyeglasses, which are permitted, can also be knocked off. A case was brought against the city’s hearing aid ban which ended with a settlement that lifted the ban on hearing aids.

The easing of restrictions on the use of hearing aids will not only benefit those who brought the case, but the many police officers who have admitted to hearing loss or the need for hearing aids, but would not use them while on duty. This hearing aid rule still applies to candidates trying to become NYPD officers, as this rule requires candidates to pass a hearing test without the use of a hearing aid, although it too is being challenged.

If you receive a NYPD Disqualification please contact me at 516-248-0040 and we can arrange for a free phone or in-office consultation.

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Each agency has their own policy regarding drug use including how long ago the drug use was, the type of drug(s), and the amount used. Of course, any current drug abuse is an automatic disqualifier.

Some agencies do not disqualify applicants for prior marijuana use provided that it has not occurred within the past several years. Most agencies remove candidates who have used drugs such as cocaine, hallucinogens, modern designer drugs, heroin, etc.

In most cases the requirement is that a candidate should not have used any drugs for the past few years, and in most departments any prior drug abuse may be a disqualifier. Some departments do not disqualify applicants for limited experimental use. However, that use only applies to certain drugs and during a certain time frame in that persons past.

If you want to apply for a higher position or start work at a federal level, the requirements are generally much stricter.

If you receive a NYPD Disqualification please contact me at 516-248-0040 and we can arrange for a free phone or in-office consultation.

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Discouragement is often the first feeling that comes over a candidate after they receive a NYPD NOPD. Followed by conversations with friends and family about how unfair the system is or how others with worse histories, problems or incidents were hired and are currently Police Officers.

Once the initial shock has worn off, it is good to step back and assess what can be done to fight a disqualification. After serving as a Lieutenant in the NYPD Legal Bureau, I retired as a Captain in 2001 and began helping disqualified candidates. In 2000 I began assisting candidates with the appeal of their disqualifications. Over the years I have helped hundreds of disqualified individuals become NYPD Police Officers.

The first thing one must ask themselves, is do I have the necessary qualities to become a police officer. You should also ask yourself if appealing the disqualification is realistic. If the answer to these questions is yes, then it might be good for you to investigate further and inquire about the appeal process.

Perhaps you had a bad day in the oral psychological interview or you reacted defensively, evasively or simply missed the point. This is human nature when faced with some of the facts and incidents from your past, and it is quite possible that you may have become defensive, evasive or tried to minimize the problems or even reacted inappropriately to criticism and accusations. If this is the case, you may want to work with an independent forensic psychologist who will process your history and story so that it can be cast in a more favorable light. If cast in a more favorable light, the NYPD will many times grant a second interview to disqualified candidates. These interviews most often take place in Lefrak City in Corona Queens. Preparation for these interviews is vital. Understanding the concepts and steps, and speaking to neutral independent third parties with experience in this field can help you greatly. Frequently, good things occur when you receive proper insight and guidance by speaking with others experienced in this field.

If you receive a NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NYPD Notice of Disqualification please contact me at 516-248-0040 and we can arrange for a free phone or in-office consultation.

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Before applying to become an officer with the NYPD, candidates who meet the hiring prerequisites outlined in the paragraph below must first take the written civil service exam. Candidates who pass the civil service exam must next apply to the department. Eligible applicants will be contacted to complete medical and psychological screenings, a character investigation, a physical fitness test, and a pre-hire interview. Prospective recruits who perform well throughout these stages will be conditionally hired and invited to proceed to the final step, attending the New York City Police Academy.

To be eligible to sit for the written civil service exam, applicants must be between the ages of 17.5 and 35. To be hired as an officer with the NYPD, candidates must be US citizens and at least 21 years of age, hold a high school diploma plus at least 60 college credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA, have a valid New York driver’s license, and reside within the five boroughs of New York City or surrounding counties. The college experience requirement may be waived with two years of full-time service with the US Armed Forces.

Once hired as a police recruit, prospective officers attend the New York City Police Academy. The rigorous training program lasts six months. Courses cover such topics as law, behavioral science, physical training and tactics, police science, firearms training, and First Aid/ CPR. Classes in terrorism, identity theft, and other advanced law enforcement skills are also part of the curriculum. Recruits must pass 4 separate exams with a score of 75% or higher to graduate from the academy and be sworn in as NYPD officers.

If you have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

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The vision requirements for becoming a police officer go beyond just correctable eyesight and whether you can wear glasses or contacts. Police Officers can wear glasses or contacts, but there are still some things to consider.
  1. Vision Correction. Vision can be corrected to 20/20, with most departments requiring uncorrected vision be no lower than 20/40. One eye can be as low as 20/200 but not both.
  2. Peripheral Vision. You need to have a normal range in your peripheral vision. It affects reaction times and situational awareness in the field. Both are important if you are to be an effective law enforcement officer.
  3. Color Test. Police Officer candidates also need to take a color-blindness exam, as they must be able to recognize all basic colors.
  4. Depth Perception. Good depth perception is necessary for driving and other police officer related tasks, such as firing a weapon and spatial awareness.

Good vision is essential for any law enforcement officer. You should have your eyesight thoroughly tested before applying for any job in the criminal justice field.

If you have been disqualified due to poor vision or any other reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information online regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates which covers an overview of the screening program, lists the psychological tests administered, and explains the rating system. It also provides a breakdown of the number of people tested, number of disqualifications, number of appeals, and number of disqualifications that were overturned.

As a New York Civil Service Law Attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I can help you with your NYPD, FDNY, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services disqualification appeal.

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If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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If you are currently disqualified, you have two chances to succeed. Your first chance may occur if you wind up having a positive outcome after a re-interview at the NYPD Psychological Disqualification NOPD phase. It is extremely important that you have a knowledgeable, experienced attorney and seasoned mental health professionals to help, guide and prepare you for any re-interview.

If you are unsuccessful, you do have a second chance to win with an appeal to the New York City – Civil Service Commission, who holds hearings and could rule that your disqualification was improper. Candidates have had their NYPD Psychological Disqualification reversed at the NOPD re-interview. Additionally, candidates have had their disqualifications reversed after hearings at the Civil Service Commission. However, your  disqualification will not be reversed unless you take action.

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As a civil service attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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We continue to help candidates who have been disqualified from the NYPD.  For more than 18 years we have assisted candidates who receive letters for NYPD psychological, NYPD medical or NYPD character or background disqualification.  In each of these areas we have had notable success in appealing the grounds for disqualification.

It is crucial that you have a NYC Civil Service disqualification appeals attorney assist you in your fight to appeal your disqualification.  We frequently appear at the NYC Civil Service Commission to argue on behalf of our clients that their disqualification was improper.

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NYPD psychological disqualifications and NYC Department of Corrections psychological disqualifications are often appealed.  It is important to hire someone who knows this area thoroughly, has appeared before the Civil Service Commission, knows their rules and procedures and knows how they have decided cases in the past.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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