December 11

NYPD Character Disqualification Factors

This video will help you understand the NYPD Character Disqualification Factors. What can offset background disqualifications? NYPD Character disqualifications can be appealed after receipt of NOPD or NOD notifications.

If you have been arrested you must check that you have been arrested on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that someone told me my arrest was sealed. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must state you were arrested and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you would have to say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should say you were because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs. Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away. Visit www.sheerinlaw.com or civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals. Also, you can contact me:

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

My website: www.sheerinlaw.com

You can read the cases on my blog: Civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

You can call me toll-free: (888) 998-9984

November 1

Is it worth appealing a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD)?

It’s not going to get any worse you are currently disqualified- it can only get better. You have two chances to succeed: you could win at a reinterview at the NOPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification phase. It is always important to have all good mental health professionals and attorneys to help and guide you and prepare you for any re-interview.

If you are unsuccessful you have an appeal to the New York City Civil Service Commission which holds hearings and may rule that you are disqualification was improper. This is a second chance to win. Naysayers and critics can claim that no one ever wins. This is not true. Recently candidates have had their disqualification reversed at an NOPD re-interview. Additionally, candidates have their disqualifications reversed after hearings at the Civil Service Commission. Your disqualification will not be reversed if you do not take action.

You can contact me:

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

My website: www.sheerinlaw.com

You can read the cases on my blog: Civilservice.sheerinlawlaw.com

You can call me toll-free: (888) 998-9984

October 3

How to avoid an NYPD Character Disqualification

If you have been arrested you must check that you have been arrested on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that someone told me my arrest was sealed. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must state you were arrested and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you would have to say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should say you were because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD for character disqualification I offer a free consultation in my office in Mineola.

Call me at 516 248 3494.

Email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

Read my blog civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

My Twitter is @dqlawyer.com

September 12

Background Portion of the Psychological Exam

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 health history.

The psychologist will request documents from as far back as pediatrician records which often makes candidates wonder if the request is proper. Additionally, early psychotherapy records from childhood trauma or a parent’s divorce will be requested.

Often psychologists who counseled candidates in childhood may have closed their practice or discontinued work, retired or passed on or destroyed the records. Nevertheless, candidates must show that they made every effort to obtain the records and prove that to the interviewing department psychologist.

If a psychologist receives records after the oral interview the psychologist will review the records before making a final decision.

Attached is the international Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines for Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations. They are used by many Law Enforcement agencies.

Click here to check the attached document

Candidates should be aware that if there are documents from their past that indicate some testing or illness or issues regarding school discipline or expulsion or work discipline or termination will be requested by the interviewing psychologist.

If you have any questions or comments you can contact me by:

Phone number: 516 – 248 – 3494

You can email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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August 27

MUST APPEAL NYPD PSYCH NOPD OR HAVE CASE DISMISSED LATER

There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal and NYPD psych NOPD. (Notice of Proposed Disqualification)

To clarify: you must appeal an 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. Your only opportunity to have your Psychological Services Assessment section file reviewed during this administrative process will be at this time.

IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THESE DEADLINES, THIS PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENCED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED.

If you try to begin your appeal, as many people would revise you at the NOD stage the NYPD Legal Bureau will move to dismiss your appeal for failing to exhaust your administrative remedies and failing to have your psychological file sent to your Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the NOPD stage. Your appeal may be dismissed.

If you’d like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office you can contact me at:

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(888) 998-99844

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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