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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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What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers

We are here to assist you if you receive a NYPD Disqualification

Feel free to call us at 516-248-0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com.

There is a two step appeal process:

The first step in the appeal process is to appeal to the NYPD, who will review the appeal package you

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinAs a New York Civil Service Law Attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I can help you with your disqualification appeal for the NYPD/NYC Police Department, FDNY/Fire Department of NYC, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Department of Corrections or DCAS/NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

For answers to many of  your questions regarding

Candidates who fail to provide requested documentation during the NYPD application process will have their file marked discontinued.  Understand, there is no appeal from a discontinued status.

Candidates who receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) have thirty (30) days to appeal their disqualification.

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To succeed in an appeal it is best to

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 Disqualification Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is extremely important that you have knowledgeable, experienced mental health professionals and attorneys to

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThe NYPD re-interviews candidates who receive NYPD psychological disqualifications.  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 psychological NOPD within 30 days.

If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do considerable homework before filling

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinCandidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation.  The psychologist may also repeat previously asked questions to

DCAS is New York City’s personnel department. DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD. You can appeal your NYPD disqualification. Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may challenge an agency’s findings on the grounds that such findings were made in bad faith or were arbitrary and capricious.

There are three potential

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThere is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psychological review 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.