If you receive a NYPD Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD), you should appeal rather than try to explain this disqualification at every future job interview for the rest of your life.

The percentage of successful appeals has shot up recently due to the psychological re-interview policy at the NYPD.  There was a time, not long ago, when your only chance of getting a Psychological Disqualification reversed was at the NYC Civil Service Commission. But now, the NYPD re-interviews many candidates who file a NYPD Psychological Review NOPD appeal.

Those disqualified candidates who do not file an appeal pass up the chance to get a re-interview, which is also known as a NOPD interview. If you do not appeal, you will never get another chance to get appointed from that exam.

Please feel free to email me, and I will send you a book, video and PowerPoint video on the appeal process.

Throughout my more than 18 years of experience as a civil service disqualification appeals attorney, I have helped many of my clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please contact me at 516 248 0040.

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Should you appeal an NYPD Psychological Disqualification?

Should you appeal an NYPD Psychological Disqualification?After the initial frustration and disappointment and heartbreak of receiving a disqualification and certainly after spending 15 or 20 hours processing at the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division a candidate’s first question is: Should I appeal?

Certainly it will not get any worse if you appeal because you are currently disqualified. Your appeal could get reversed and NYPD disqualifications are getting reversed with increased frequency at second interviews at Lefrak City Plaza or the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division located at 235 E. 20th St.

By not appealing your NYPD disqualification would become permanent. The withdrawal option has a limited value insofar as if your true goal is to be an NYPD Police Officer they will take out that disqualification file that you did not appeal and hold that against you and actually accuse you of consenting to the disqualification because you didn’t fight back and appeal when you got your first one.

I have been assisting NYPD Psychological Disqualification candidates for 19 years. What I see is candidates with compelling arguments that their disqualification was unjustified are being restored to the eligible list for NYPD Police Officer.

I would be glad to discuss your NYPD disqualification with you during a free consultation.

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When you receive an NYPD psychological disqualification email your first reaction will be frustration and disappointment.

The threshold question is how bad do you want to be an NYPD Police Officer.  If you have a strong desire to get on the job you should appeal. You may have spent years studying criminal justice subject or police science.  You were inspired by your professsors who spoke about their career in law enforcement. There is an appeal process because hiring agencies make mistakes when evaluating candidates.

NYS Civil Service Law section 50(4) covers the rights of candidates for permanent civil service titles to receive a written notice of why they were disqualified and to submit an appeal of that determination.

During the appeal process you will be able to confer with an experience NYS Civil Service Law attorney familiar with the appeal process.  Discuss the facts of your case will allow you to get an insight into the probable reasons for your disqualification and the chances of your success on appeal. No one can determine with certainty how your appeal will turn out but some estimation of the probable outcome can be made after a consultation.

I have been assisting Disqualified NYPD candidates for 19 years. Over those years hundreds of disqualified police officer applicants have had their disqualifications reversed.

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

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The following video explains the NYPD psychological disqualification appeal process, and the steps you must follow in order to succeed.

It outlines the NYPD psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) steps, followed by what you should do if you receive a Notice for a second interview. It further explains what to do if you receive a Notice of Disqualification (NOD), which can be appealed to the NYC Civil Service Commission.

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.

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In order to become a NYPD Police Officer you must accurately disclose all of the facts regarding your past. You must obtain your Certificates of Disposition for any arrests or summonses you may have received, along with your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before you complete your Applicant Processing forms.

DO NOT GUESS ABOUT ANY OF YOUR RECORDS! If you guess about arrests, moving violations or summonses you may have had, you will receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) stating that you are disqualified for “Omission of Pertinent Facts.”

The NYPD and other hiring agencies such as NYC Department of Correction or FDNY have access to all of your information, and when you submit an incomplete and/or inaccurate form, they will compare it against their computer printouts and disqualify you. Failure to completely and/or accurately record any of this information on your APD5 will not be excused by the hiring agency, and you will receive a disqualification notice with OMISSION OF PERTINENT FACTS checked off.

Click on the link below to hear further details regarding “Omission of Pertinent Facts”.

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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.

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There are 3 main types of disqualifications for civil service jobs – medical, psychological and character.

Medical

Reason: Fail the medical examination.

There are many reasons why candidates can be medically disqualified. Any physical disability that would make it difficult to perform the duties of the position applied for would be grounds for disqualification. This would include minor problems with hearing or vision as well as more major issues involving the respiratory or cardiovascular systems.

Psychological

Reason: Fail the written or oral psychological examination.

There are two components to the psychological exam – written and oral. You can fail either one of these portions and be disqualified. If you receive a psychological disqualification you will need a second opinion from another psychologist. This doctor will need to interview you, review the records from the department you applied to, and then write a report giving their professional opinion of your fitness to serve as a civil servant.

Character

Reason: Fail the background check.

On the DCAS website they set forth the following list of concerning 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.
  • Statutory Disqualification (disqualified by law).

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.

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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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If you receive a NYPD Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD), you should appeal rather than attempt to explain this disqualification at every future job interview for the rest of your life.

The percentage of successful appeals has risen as a result of the NYPD psychological re-interview policy.  There was a time when your only chance of getting a Psychological Disqualification reversed was at the NYC Civil Service Commission. But now, the NYPD re-interviews many candidates who file a NPYD Psychological Review NOPD appeal.

Disqualified candidates who do not file an appeal, pass up the chance of getting a re-interview, which is also known as a NOPD interview. If you do not appeal, you will never get another chance to get appointed from that exam.

Please feel free to email me, and I will send you a book, video and PowerPoint video which clearly explains the appeal process.

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

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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.

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.

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Before applying to become a NYPD officer, 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.

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.

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If you receive a NYPD psychological, medical or character/background disqualification, you should appeal. There are two factors which are crucial in your disqualification appeal.  The first one is following the appeal process, and the second is the facts of your case.

It is vital that you consult with experts who are experienced in the appeals process. You will need both an attorney and a Mental Health Professional that specialize in disqualification appeals. Attempting to appeal on your own may cause you to miss out on important opportunities to make crucial arguments that could turn the appeal in your favor.

Having been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, 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, please contact me at 516 248 0040 to discuss your appeal.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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