Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinIf you receive a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification please call (516) 248-0040 or email to schedule a free in office consultation. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing we are also offering ZOOM consultations.

Kevin has been helping disqualified candidates appeal their NYPD psychological or character disqualifications for more than 18 years.

He offers many opportunities during the course of your appeal to meet and spend time with him in his office. The first opportunity is when you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.

Kevin offers free office consultations. He will meet with you to discuss your history and how the interview with the hiring agency’s psychologist went.  He will discuss with you the topics the NYPD psychologist focused on during your interview.  He will speak with you about your history of arrests, violations or incidents, if any, as well as any problems you may have had in school, at work or in relationships.

During the consultation Kevin will explain to you each and every detail of the NYPD Psych DQ Appeal process.

The consultation generally takes about one hour. After that hour you will better understand the disqualification appeal process and the issues that will ultimately determine your case. Kevin will let you know what he believes your chances are of having your disqualification reversed and what the next best step might be for you.

Once you file a NOPD appeal with your chosen Mental Health Professional (MHP) your chances are very good that the NYPD will offer you a second interview at a different location.  This location is 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst, Queens. These re-interviews are with a different unit which is separate from the Candidate Assessment Division on 20th Street in the old Police Academy building.

If you receive one of these NYPD Psychological Review notifications Kevin will prepare with you in his office and will discuss the tips and tactics needed to succeed and how to avoid traps in the re-interview.  He will also discuss the key issues involved in your case so you will have greater insight rather than going in blindly into this re-interview.

During this preparation session you will gain insight into why the hiring agency believes you should be disqualified. Basically,  they believe that you are psychologically unsuitable, so gaining this insight can give you a leg up in your appeal.

If you are unsuccessful or do not receive a second psychological interview you will receive a Notice of Disqualification (NOD).  At this point your appeal is filed with the New York City – Civil Service Commission. Even at this second step of the NYPD Psychological Disqualification process candidates are, more frequently, receiving an additional re-interview. If you receive an additional re-interview after the appeal to the Civil Service Commission, once again Kevin will offer you a preparation session in his office to discuss the process and your best chances for success.

When the NYPD submits documents supporting their decision to uphold your disqualification Kevin requests time to submit a Reply. He will take the arguments that the NYPD presents and reply to those contentions and point out where they are exaggerated, misguided, distorted or just plain wrong.

After filing a NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal to the New York City – Civil Service Commission some candidates are granted a Hearing before the Commission. If you receive this hearing Kevin will prepare with you in his office for approximately two hours to again discuss the issues that are going to determine the outcome of your case. He will speak with you about proper attire and grooming when attending the hearing.  He will speak in depth, so you fully understand the function of the New York City – Civil Service Commission and what type of issues they would like to have resolved in order to have your disqualification reversed.

Mr. Sheerin’s standard fee for all of these services, including a hearing, if one is granted, before the New York City – Civil Service Commission, is $2500. This flat fee includes an initial in office consultation, an in office preparation session for each and every re-interview you receive and at least one (1) two hour preparation session if you receive a Hearing before the New York City – Civil Service Commission.

This is the same fee Kevin has been charging since he began doing this type of work back in 2003.

Kevin believes meeting with candidates in person and spending time with them is crucial when deciding the best next step for a potential NYPD career or other employment choice. Spending time drilling down on the issues that form the basis of a disqualification with someone who has been in this line of work for over 18 years is crucial for a candidate trying to get a thorough, complete and accurate understanding of the challenges they are facing.

Phone consultations do not allow for a review of documents such as court dispositions, moving violations, college transcripts or a CAS-5 filled out during the application process. It is crucial to review Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as well as issues regarding ADHD medicines and work or school discipline, suspension or terminations, in order to get a complete sense of your chances on appeal.

Everyone knows how life-changing a successful disqualification appeal can be for you.

By investing some of your time, money and energy you are making the best investment into a successful future for yourself.

If you have questions about your disqualification appeal and would like to schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at Kevin’s office in Mineola, please do not hesitate to call him at 516 248 0040.

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