NYPD psychological disqualification appeals attorney

The Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin is Proud to Announce…

January 17th, seven of our clients were appointed NYPD Police Officers, and, on January 31st, another client was appointed!

If you receive a disqualification, feel free to call us at 516-248-0040 to discuss your chances. Many of our clients are having their disqualifications reversed.

The NYPD Candidate Medical Assessment consists of a Vision Exam, Blood Pressure Test, Electrocardiogram (a/k/a an “EKG”) and the Physical Exam.

As a Candidate, your vision must be 20/30 or better (corrected), and at least 20/100 or better (uncorrected), with each eye tested separately. If you wear corrective lenses, you must bring your glasses or contact lenses to the examination. You will also be evaluated for Color vision, and using a color deficiency corrective device of any type is not permitted.

As a Candidate, you will also be tested for your ability to hear tones of varying decibels across a range of frequencies, with each ear tested separately. In certain circumstances, the use of a hearing aid device to achieve these standards is permitted, provided they are self-contained and fit within (auricular), behind or over (post-auricular) the ear.

All Candidates will have their blood pressure checked, to confirm it is no greater than 140/90, with a pulse of fewer than 100 beats per minute. To help achieve these results, Candidates should refrain from using any products containing caffeine and/or other stimulants at least 24 hours prior to their medical exam.

As stated above, all Candidates will have an EKG performed to confirm there are no cardiac abnormalities.

Candidates are also required to complete a Medical Questionnaire which details their medical history. This Medical Questionnaire, in conjunction with the results from the above tests, will be used by the NYPD as a guide when questioning the Candidate, as well as during the physical examine by the NYPD Police Department doctor or physician assistant.

For more information about the NYPD Candidate Medical Assessment, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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Once you have taken the exam, the NYC Department for Citywide Administration Services (DCAS) will generate your “list number”. List numbers are generated only to Candidates who pass the exam and are generated by exam score (meaning the higher your score, the lower your list number will be).

After you pass the exam, the NYPD’s Candidate Assessment Division will email you an invitation to create a NYPD Candidate Portal account. Through this Portal, you will required to complete the Personal History Questionnaire, as this is where your assessment process starts. During this time you will be asked to prepare and upload additional documents through the Portal (which you can find at NYPD Candidate Portal (nypdonline.org)

At your first interview you will be required to bring and/or upload certain documentation. A list of the items you will be required to upload and/or bring will be listed on your NYPD Candidate Portal after you complete your Personal History Questionnaire.

You can expect the hiring process to take an average of 6 months to 1 year to be hired. It rare cases the process can take as little as 2 months or as long as 4 years depending upon each candidate’s situation. Your exam is valid for four years from the date your list number is established.

For more information about the NYPD Hiring Process, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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When going through the NYPD hiring process it is important for Candidates to be engaged and respond promptly throughout the process. The quicker a Candidate responds back to their investigator, fills out their paperwork and schedules their appointments, the faster the process will go.

Candidates should also know that there are 3 things that will immediately disqualify them from becoming a Police Officer; (1) A felony conviction; (2) A domestic violence misdemeanor conviction; and/or, (3) A dishonorable discharge from the military.

The best advice for Candidates going through the process is to ALWAYS tell the truth. Regardless of how much you may want to sugarcoat your past, it is always better to be truthful with the investigator. Lying about your background can only hurt you in the end, since the NYPD will review your history in its totality anyway. There is a chance you may not be disqualified for something you were truthful about, but there is a high probability you will be disqualified for lying or intentionally omitting important facts about yourself and/or your history.

For more information about The NYPD Police Officer Hiring Process, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

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The first step a Candidate must take to become a NYPD Police Officer is to pass the written exam, which is administered by the NYC Department for Citywide Administration Services (DCAS). There are a total of 55 questions that must be completed on the exam. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam, and are permitted to take notes. However, Candidates are NOT allowed to bring their your own scrap paper to the testing site. Before the exam begins, the Proctors will provide Candidates with scrap paper and something to write with.

Although the exam score is generated automatically, Candidates should expect to wait approximately 6 months for the NYC DCAS to generate the Certified List.

For more information about The NYPD Police Officer Exam, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

What is the Job Standard Test (also known as JST)?

The JST is a Physical Assessment used by the NYPD in which Candidates must finish a continuous physical test in 4 minutes and 28 seconds to pass. It includes sprinting 50 feet, getting over a barrier, climbing stairs, demonstrating the ability to physically restrain someone, running (as if in pursuit), dragging a 176-pound mannequin 35 feet (as if rescuing someone) and demonstrating the ability to handle an unloaded firearm.

There are no BMI/body size requirements to join the NYPD, but getting into physical shape for the JST is strongly encouraged as it will make it easier to pass, which is a mandatory requirement in order to be hired as a NYPD police officer. If Candidates fail their first attempt, they will be offered tutoring and be allowed additional opportunities to pass the exam.

For more information about the NYPD Physical Assessment – JST, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

There are no specific mental health issues in a Candidate’s past that the NYPD would automatically disqualify them for. Each Candidate’s mental health history is considered on a case by case basis. However, all Candidate’s with a history of mental health issues, should be prepared to answer any and all questions about their mental health diagnoses, including past and/or present treatment(s), as well as any therapy and/or medications they may have received, the circumstances and symptoms surrounding their mental health history, and how each of these items have affected both their past and present situation.

For more information about whether a Psychological History will Prevent a Candidate from being Hired by the NYPD, click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

While there are no medications that will automatically disqualify a Candidate from being hired as a police officer, the NYPD will carefully assess and evaluate any medication you have used. They will want to know the reasons you are/were prescribed such medication, the symptoms the medication are/were meant to address, how well the medication worked, and be given a timeline of how long you are/were taking such medication. Candidates should always be prepared to discuss any medications they are/were taking, including the name of the medication(s), the dosages and the timeline for which they were/have been prescribed such medication.

For more information about NYPD Hiring Practice for Candidate Anti-Depressant Medication Use click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

A Candidate will not be disqualified by the NYPD simply because they have attended therapy/counseling. They will however, want to investigate the facts surrounding the therapy/counseling to better understand the circumstances which led the Candidate to seek therapy/counseling in the first place. They will also want to know how the therapy/counseling went , what the focus of the treatment was and how the Candidate has been doing since seeking the therapy/counseling. Candidates should be prepared and ready to discuss the dates they attended therapy/counseling, who their provider was and what the circumstances were that led them to seek treatment in the first place.

For more information regarding NYPD Hiring Practices for Candidates with Prior Therapy/Counseling click the link below:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/police-officers/faqs-hiring-pos.page#psy

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com