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One of my clients recently was called to a second psychological interview with the NYPD.

The interview lasted 3 1/2 hours.

What can you take from this?

One is that these interviews and processes are not taken lightly. If that wasn’t true no psychologist would spent 3 1/2 hours with the candidate and be that thorough and complete in questioning the candidate who had appealed their disqualification.

Two you can take that this is very serious matter and the NYPD psychologist wanted to be sure before approving the candidate.

Three you can take from this that the NYPD is increasing hiring and is looking for candidates to appoint and will cover every topic of concern in their interviews.

The candidate was successful and was informed by the NYPD that they had passed the interview and would be returned to processing for entry into the Police Academy.

Accordingly, I would recommend that if you receive a disqualification seriously think about appealing the psychological interview. As always it’s not going to get worse you are already disqualified. Due to increased hiring and future scheduled police academy classes the NYPD is looking at candidates who appeal as people that have a strong desire to be a Police Officer. When you pursue an appeal you were saying that I am willing to invest time and make a case that I am suitable for policing.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD you can contact me at 516 248 0040 or email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

For information on how to appeal a Civil Service Disqualification click on link below:
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I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

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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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I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates on line 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.

I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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To read about Article 78 cases go to http://www.sheerinlaw.com/?id=78.

For other interesting information in the personal injury file go to www.negligenceatty.com.

Advance planning is required for those hoping to get jobs with New York City.  The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) serves as the City’s Personnel Department and writes, administers and scores the tests given for NYC jobs. The following New York Daily News article writes about City hiring procedures. click  www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/04/2010-08-04_for_civil_service_jobs_think_ahead.html

I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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According to the following in USA TODAY, appointing police agencies are requesting releases from applicants to review their Facebook pages for negative information.  Read the article here

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I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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Matter of Caslin v Nassau County Civ. Serv. Comm.

Petitioner brought about CPLR Article 78 concerning application for Nassau County Civil Service Commission Police Officer Examination.

Petitioner was disqualified due to “failure to meet the MPTC standard for audiology.”  The MPTC is the Municipal Training Council that sets standards for the necessary job functions for candidates of the NYPD.  In August of 2007 petitioner passed the written examination.  The petitioner then had to pursue with other tests necessary to become a Police Officer.  He was given at first the “pure tone screening” hearing test, petitioner showed impairment in the left ear at 2,000 and 3,000 Hz.  When retested both ears showed impairments at 2,000 Hz.  Because of these impairments, petitioner was then disqualified.  The problem in question is that the MPTC’s Medical and Physical Fitness Standards and Procedures for Police Officer Candidates states that a police officer candidate “shall score no poorer than 90% in quiet and 70% in noise” for resource testing.  Petitioner had passed these tests but failed the 35dB quiet test, at 68%.  This 35dB test is only found in a modification of the MPTC audiology standards that was adopted by the CSC in 2007.

The questions raised by the petitioner is whether the determination was (1) arbitrary and capricious; (2) an abuse of discretion; (3) made in violation of lawful procedure; or, (4) affected by an error of law (CPLR 7803(3)).  “The arbitrary and capricious question therefore turns on whether the CSC’s denial of the petitioner’s appeal, based upon the auditory evaluations of Dr. Richards and Dr. Bressi Hamilton, is justified.”  Dr. Richards evaluation performed does not provide enough facts to decide whether the testing was compliant with standards for the MPTC.  “Thus any administrative action based upon Dr. Richard’s report is without foundation in fact, and thus arbitrary and capricious.”  Also, Dr. Bressi Hamilton only administered one test that the petitioner failed, the 35dB sound-field speech recognition test.  This was a modification of the MPTC audiology standards, “it remains to be determined whether the CSC’s unilateral adopting, as the petitioner suggests, violated Civil Service Law 20.” Petitioner refers to Section 20, subdivision 2 that states “rules, and any modifications thereof, shall be adopted only after a public hearing . . . and shall be valid and take effect only upon approval of the state civil service commission.”  The CSC’s failure to adopt the 35dB test modification within a public hearing makes the CSC’s decision arbitrary and capricious, as all other tests given by Dr. Bressi Hamilton were passed.  The CSC does not argue this fact but states that the 35dB test “is not a “rule” but a “standard” or a “regulation”” which does not have to comply with Civil Service Law.

The CSC’s adoption of the 35dB test in 2007 violated CSL 20(2) and “was null and void.”  Therefore the petitioner’s disqualification was “without foundation in fact and thus is arbitrary and capricious.”  The CSC’s determination was annulled, and the respondent’s are to further the remaining tests to finish the petitioner’s application for the Nassau County CSC Police Officer Examination.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for 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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Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinI have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD, NYC Police Department; FDNY, Fire Department of NYC; NYC Department of Sanitation; NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

 

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

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

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

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for 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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

 

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We offer a free consultation. Please call us toll free at (888) 998-9984 to discuss your NYPD disqualification case.

To read about some NYPD disqualification cases visit my blog at civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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I posted this information for disqualified candidates 12 years ago and the information contained in the post is still relevant to appeals today.  If you receive a NYPD character, NYPD psychological or NYPD medical disqualification call me at 516 248 0040 to discuss your case.

Appealing a Character Disqualification from the NYPD

I frequently get calls inquiring about what disqualifies a candidate from the NYPD.  The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is the personnel office for New York City and they make the rules for applicants for NYC positions.  On the DCAS website they list the following factors that may disqualify a candidate from the NYPD:

The following are factors which would ordinarily be cause for disqualification:

  • Conviction of an offense which indicates lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence or disorder, or which is punishable by one or more years imprisonment.
  • Repeated convictions of an offense which indicates disrespect for the law.
  • Discharge from employment as a result of poor behavior or inability to adjust to discipline.
  • *Dishonorable discharge from the United States Military.
  • Conviction of an offense for Domestic Violence Misdemeanors.
  • *A Felony conviction.
  • Statutory Disqualification (disqualified by law).

A candidate that receives a disqualification from the NYPD other law enforcement or civil service positions can contact my office to see if an appeal would be appropriate.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for 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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

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