Candidates are sometimes surprised by the thoroughness of the psychological exam including the written and oral components. Additionally, candidates can be shocked to learn how thorough the psychologist will be when investigating the following: school; work; interpersonal relationships; family relationships; legal issues; financial issues; substance use or abuse; alcohol use or abuse and mental

There 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 professional.

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

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

If you receive a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification please call (516) 248-0040 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com to schedule a free in office consultation. Due to the Covid-19 shutdown we are also offering ZOOM consultations.

Kevin has been helping disqualified candidates appeal their NYPD psychological or character disqualifications for more than 17 years now.

He offers many

The NYC Civil Service Commission has posted on their website that they are operating at an alternate site due to COVID-19.

You may email them rather than attempting an in-person visit regarding your NOPD or NOD in connection with your NYPD Psych DQ or NYPD Psych Review.

Email appeals@nycccsc.nyc.gov

NYC Civil Service Commission announcement.

Candidates contact me all the time and email me their NYPD Psych DQ Notice of Disqualification (NOD).  When I ask them to search for pss@nypd.org in their email inbox they say they received a NYPD Psych Review Notice of Proposed Disqualification two or three months prior.  This creates a problem because during processing you agreed

If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) in your email inbox you can appeal. I offer a free consultation if you receive a NYPD Psych DQ, medical disqualification or character/background disqualification. Please call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for a free consultation. Two factors are crucial in your disqualification appeal.

If you receive a NYPD Psych DQ NOPD you should appeal rather than have 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

Appealing a Civil Service Exam Disqualification:

Have you taken a civil service exam to become a police officer, fire fighter, corrections officer, sanitation worker or other civil servant for New York City or New York State and received a letter stating you are disqualified – either for medical, psychological or background/character reasons? If so you