There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal their NYPD psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD). To clarify: YES, you must appeal a psychological disqualification at the NOPD stage or your appeal will be dismissed. The Psychological Assessment section file may only be reviewed by a licensed health care professional. Your only opportunity to have your Psychological Services Assessment section file reviewed during this administrative process will be at this time.
IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE DEADLINES, YOUR PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED.
If you try to begin your appeal at the Notice of Disqualification (NOD) stage, the NYPD Legal Bureau will move to dismiss your appeal because you failed to exhaust your administrative remedies and failed to have your psychological file sent to your Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the NOPD stage. Your appeal may be dismissed.
You must hire the RIGHT psychologist to represent you in your NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal. There are crucial steps you must take and questions you must ask before hiring a Mental Health Care Professional to assist you with your appeal. Kevin Sheerin has been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 20 years, and knows how to appeal a NYPD Psychological Disqualification. Over the years he has helped many clients win their appeal. He can help you too.
If you have questions about your NYPD Psychological Disqualification Appeal and would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Kevin Sheerin at 516.248.0040.
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