nypd psychological disqualification appeal

Each agency has their own policy regarding drug use including how long ago the drug use was, the type of drug(s), and the amount used. Of course, any current drug abuse is an automatic disqualifier.

Some agencies do not disqualify applicants for prior marijuana use provided that it has not occurred within the past several

Hearing loss among police officers and military people who use weapons in their line of work is common. It can come from exposure to loud noises which destroy the delicate hair cells of the inner ear. Today there are proven ways to compensate for this deficit through the use of sophisticated hearing technologies. So why

For more than 19 years Kevin Sheerin has been assisting candidates who receive Letters of Disqualification from the NYPD.  Whether they are Letters for Psychological, Medical, Character or Background disqualification Kevin has had great success in appealing the grounds for disqualification.

In order to maximize your chances for success, you should have a 

Qualifying Age:

The minimum age of appointment is 21 years old. However, candidates are eligible to take the Police Officer’s Entrance Exam at seventeen and one half (17½) years old. Candidates may take the Entrance Exam up until their 35th birthday.


Education: You must have earned 60 college credits with a minimum 2.0

Although it is now legal for New Yorkers to possess and smoke marijuana, police agencies across New York are letting Officers know that they are still prohibited from using the drug, even while off duty.This issue will probably need to be revisited if the federal government decides to remove marijuana from the list of

Once hired as a police recruit, prospective officers attend the New York City Police Academy. The rigorous training program lasts six months. The NYPD requires 913 hours of training for their new recruits, which is higher than the New York state-mandated requirement of 700 hours. Of the 913 hours of training: 269 hours are focused

Salary and Benefits

NYPD Police Officers receive a substantial benefits package which includes paid vacation, paid sick leave, and retirement funds. In addition to the salary, further compensation includes longevity pay, holiday pay, and uniform allowance, along with opportunities for overtime.


The NYPD starting salary is $42,500.
The salary after 5 ½ years is

Mental Health Resources for NYPD Members

Many people go through periods in their lives when things seem hopeless or overwhelming. The first step toward a solution is to speak with someone.

Seeking help is never a sign of weakness. If a Police Officer is dealing with a problem of any kind, they should contact and

The JST – or Job Standard Test – is the standard physical fitness test for the New York police department exam.

Working as a police officer is physically demanding – and the department needs to ensure that you have the fitness level required to work effectively on a day-to-day basis.

Without stopping, candidates must complete