With more than 18 years of experience as a NYPD disqualification appeals lawyer I have helped many disqualified candidates who have received either a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) or a final Notice of Disqualification (NOD) for psychological reasons from the NYPD.

The NOPD letter provides the candidate with an opportunity to select and hire their own psychological expert and have the NYPD psychological file sent to that expert for review and preparation of a rebuttal report. However, in order for the NYPD psychological file to be released, the disqualified candidate MUST first respond to the NOPD.

It is crucial, as a disqualified candidate, that you select a psychologist familiar with the appeals process. ONCE YOU SELECT AN EXPERT TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR APPEAL YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE UNABLE TO SWITCH EXPERTS LATER.

Also, selecting a psychologist that you formerly had counseling session with is a poor choice.

I have extensive experience regarding how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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A Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) is the first notice you will receive when you are NYPD disqualified.  You have 30 days to respond/appeal to a NOPD.  It is wise to consult with an attorney to protect your rights and make the most compelling arguments to increase your chances of getting a reversal of your NYPD disqualification.

Having been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

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There has been a sharp increase in the percentage of candidates appealing their NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification, and subsequently succeeding at a second interview.

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But, before you can get a second interview you must appeal your disqualification.

It’s good to get the facts before you act.

I am available for a phone consultation, a zoom conference or FaceTime. We can discuss the facts of your history, the appeal process for NOPD appeals (“step one”), including what occurred in the oral psychological interview, tips and tactics and how to avoid the traps in a second interview, the process for filing an appeal with the New York City Civil Service Commission if you do not succeed at step one, how to present the best case to get a hearing before the commission and how to succeed at a hearing before the commission.

CLIENT REVIEWS AFTER SECOND INTERVIEW:

August, 2022 – “My second interview was successful. The preparation I had with Mr. Sheerin helped significantly.” – Christina K.

July, 2022 – “Kevin Sheerin handled my appeal and helped me prepare for my second interview which was successful.” – Peter H.

July, 2022 – “My experience with Mr. Sheerin was great from start to finish. With his help, Mr. Sheerin handled my appeal and helped me prepare for my second interview which was successful.” – Joshua G.

July, 2022 – “Mr. Sheerin helped me prepare for my second oral interview which was a success.  Can’t thank him enough. He truly is the best at what he does!!! – Yamilex A.

April, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin did an excellent job with my appeal. A straight shooter that gets you to the finish line with ease. Highly knowledgeable and thorough. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. I highly recommend his services!” – Daniel G.

February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which I passed! Always attentive, caring and responsive. Completely recommend!” – V.V.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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Whether or not you should appeal or withdraw from a disqualification depends on the circumstances and facts involved in your disqualification.

Sometimes allowing more time to pass between incidents that caused you to be disqualified in the first place may be a good idea. In this type of situation, you may want to withdraw for now and try again later.

However, there are very few benefits to withdrawing, if your ultimate goal is to become a NYPD Police Officer. The withdrawal letter states that the next time you do apply for the job, the disqualification file will be used to determine your suitability.

So if your ultimate goal is to be appointed to that job, you may want to proceed with your disqualification appeal without delay.

When you are disqualified, that disqualification will not be reversed unless you take action. I have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY and NYC DOC candidates for many years. Each appeal is different, just as your history of school, work and personal relationships are different.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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NYPD Psychologists are using the California POST Manual: Peace Officer Psychological Screening in their evaluations currently…

The purpose of this Manual is to provide consistency in the conduct of psychological evaluations and the criteria used by psychologists, both within and across law enforcement agencies. However, beyond compliance with POST regulations, there is no intent to impose a rigid standard of practice or otherwise infringe on the freedom of agencies to provide for the conduct of evaluations according to their respective needs and resources, or to preclude legitimate professional differences among psychologists. Rather, the guidance offered here is intended to provide a solid basis for conducting job-related, lawful, valid, effective and efficient evaluations.

While it is common to blame any peace officer misconduct act on the psychological evaluation, one must remember that, like all assessments, peace officer psychological screening is not a perfect science. Decision errors may occur, including both false positives (candidates incorrectly deemed psychologically unsuitable) and false negatives (candidates incorrectly deemed psychologically suitable). The Manual discusses such limitations in an attempt to offset the inflated expectations of hiring authorities and the public.

Although the Manual provides guidance regarding pertinent employment laws and their impact on psychological screening, the information is not intended nor should it be treated as legal advice. Agencies and psychologists are strongly encouraged to work in close consultation with their legal counsel.

For more information regarding the NYPD Psychologists use of the California POST Manual: Peace Officer Psychological Screening click on the following link:

https://post.ca.gov/peace-officer-psychological-screening-manual

Should you have any further questions regarding this matter…

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I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, and I have extensive experience regarding how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

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If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do considerable homework before filling out any forms, meeting with any investigator or attending any psychological evaluation.

You must research your school records, obtain your school transcript, and be ready to discuss any disciplinary history, as well as any withdrawals and/or failed classes. You must also know the dates and semesters you attended both high school and college.

You should also be able to describe all of your employment history in detail, with specifics regarding each job and job title. You must also know the start date and end date for each job, as well as any written disciplinary reports that appear in your personnel file. If you were fired from a job and someone contacts you asking for an explanation, you will not be able to brush it off by saying it was because you were written up for a lateness or some other infraction. You must be able to clearly present the facts regarding everything that occurred throughout your employment, including periods of unemployment (if any). If you were terminated from a job, you should disclose your termination because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see exactly what jobs you have had, and will ask you to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

If you have previously, or are now caring for a family member, you should have all of the dates and times clearly noted, as well as a list of the doctors your family member needed to see while under your care. You should also create a list of all of the household chores, including food shopping, trips to the pharmacy etc. that you did while caring for them.

The next most important thing you should do is get your LIFETIME driver’s abstract from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Go to the DMV website for instructions on how to do this and give yourself a couple of weeks to receive the document. When you get it, you should review it carefully, so you know each and every violation you ever received. You must also make sure you are prepared to talk about what occurred that caused you to get the violation and be able to offer an explanation.

If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked you should act quickly to get the matter cleared up.

Problems will occur if a candidate appears before their investigator with an incomplete application booklet, vague references, no specifics and/or inaccurate or incomplete information.

Because you are expected to explain, in detail, the facts of your life, responses such as “I forgot”, “I don’t know”, “I don’t remember” or “those records do not exist” are generally not accepted.

A thorough, complete and accurate application package with specific dates, times and explanations will go a long way towards helping you get hired.

The same goes for the psychological interview. Before the psychological interview, you will be asked to fill out a form. The information on that form must correspond with all of the prior forms that you have already filled out. If there are any inaccuracies, or the forms you provided have any conflicting information on them, you will be thoroughly questioned about what is going on. Be sure to gather all of the facts before you begin the police officer application process.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, and I have extensive experience regarding how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

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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.

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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Steps to Becoming a NYPD Officer

  1. Meet the minimum qualifications for prospective officers.
  2. Take the New York City civil service exam.
  3. Complete an online application.
  4. Pass the medical exam.
  5. Complete the personal character assessment.
  6. Complete oral and written psychological assessments.
  7. Pass the physical abilities test.
  8. Appear for a pre-hire interview.
  9. Complete police academy training.
  10. Begin working as an officer with the NYPD.

Before applying to become an officer with the NYPD, candidates who meet the hiring prerequisites 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.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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My podcast about New York State Civil Service Law issues is: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThe NYPD re-interviews candidates who receive NYPD psychological disqualifications.  This re-interview most often occurs at NYPD Psychological Services in East Elmhurst.

The only way to get a re-interview is by appealing your NYPD psychological NOPD within 30 days.

If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do considerable homework before filling out any forms, meeting with any investigator or attending any psychological evaluation.

Below is a video describing the NYPD disqualification appeal process. Please call 516-248-3494 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your history, the oral interview and the 3 step appeal process.  You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, and I have extensive experience regarding how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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All prospective NYPD recruits must have a high school diploma/GED, AND either 60 semester hours of college credit or two years of full-time experience in the United States Armed Forces.

Those who do not meet these guidelines may be interested in the NYPD’s Police Cadet Corps. This work-study program places cadet recruits in paid NYPD support assignments while providing tuition assistance to help candidates meet the college experience requirement.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD psychological disqualification and you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me 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

My podcast about New York State Civil Service Law issues is: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com