NYPD disqualification appeal

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinNew York City Personnel Services Bulletin 100-10R addresses the process of appealing a civil service job disqualification:

New York State Civil Service Law and the New York City Charter authorized the DCAS Commissioner to disqualify a candidate for medical or psychological reasons.

Throughout my 18 years of experience as a civil service disqualification appeals

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. SheerinAppealing 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

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinIf 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

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinMarch 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
Anne L.

March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
Jeff J.

August, 2020 – “My experience with Mr. Sheerin was great from

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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

If you receive a Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD you would have 30 days to decide whether you would like to appeal.

If you do not take action this disqualification would most likely affect your chances of being hired by other law enforcement agencies.

The good news is that the NYPD

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