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.

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It can’t get any worse…

If you are currently disqualified, it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed. First, you could win at a re-interview at the NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is extremely important that you have knowledgeable, experienced mental health professionals and attorneys to

Part of the appeal process for psychological disqualification is finding a psychologist who will help you, and make the strongest arguments for your candidacy. If the psychologist is unable or unwilling to look at your good points, strengths, adversities you’ve overcome, accomplishments, perseverance over hardships, and persistence in improving despite any difficulties or disabilities you

One of my clients recently was called to a second psychological interview with the NYPD.

The interview lasted 3 1/2 hours.

What can you take from this?

One, is that these interviews and processes are not taken lightly. If that were true, then the psychologist would not have spent 3 1/2 hours with the candidate

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThere is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psych review NOPD. (Notice of Proposed Disqualification) To clarify: you must appeal a NYPD NOPD 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

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinIf 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

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinFrequently the question arises, should I take action and file an appeal or withdraw from a disqualification.

The answer lies in the circumstances and facts involved in your disqualification. There may be occasions when more time between incidents that caused you to be disqualified is a good idea, and you may wish to withdraw and

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThe NYPD has begun to re-interview candidates who receive NYPD psych NOPD emails.  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 psych NOPD within 30 days.

This is a video describing the NYPD disqualification appeal process. Please feel free

If you are psychologically disqualified from the NYPD Police Officer title you will receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification by email.  You have thirty days to appeal this NOPD.  You should hire an attorney and designate a psychologist to help you file a rebuttal report which will be sent to the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division.