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.

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinCan you get an attorney to help you with a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD?

The simple answer is yes.

The NYPD has recently started interviewing psychologically disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who received a NOPD, after the candidate was evaluated by an independent psychologist and their psychologist submitted an expert report

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinCandidates may have an overflowing inbox with 25, 50 or 100 emails a day.  If you miss a Notice of Proposed Disqualification NOPD email for an NYPD psychological disqualification or a Notice of Disqualification NOD and you do not respond within 30 days your appeal may be dismissed.

Candidates may claim, “I never got it!”

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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

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The number of candidates getting their disqualification reversed at a second psychological interview has recently increased.

You must file a NYPD Psych DQ NOPD Appeal in order to get a chance at a second interview.  If you receive a second interview you are best served to know the issues that were raised in your

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

NYPD Disqualification Appeals:

The NYPD continues to send out NOPDs during the shutdown. If you receive a NOPD disqualification please feel free to contact me and we can discuss the facts of your case via ZOOM during this COVID-19 social distancing period. Please stay safe.

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If you have any questions about your disqualification and would

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThe best advice you can receive if you want to be a NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition for any arrests or summonses you may have received and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before you complete your Applicant Processing forms.

If you guess about any arrests,

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

Call us at 516-248-0040 or email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com.

There is a two step appeal process:

The first appeal is to the NYPD who will review the appeal package you submit. In the case of psychological disqualifications you may get a second psych interview.