If you have been arrested you must check that your arrest appears on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that “someone told me my arrest record was sealed”. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must disclose your arrest and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you must disclose that you were suspended. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find out about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and will most likely be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should state that you were terminated because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you will have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things upfront you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD character disqualification, I offer a free ZOOM or in-office consultation at my Mineola office. Please feel free to contact me at:

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