March 30

NYPD Psych Dq Appeal

NYPD Psych Dq Appeal

17
years ago I helped a disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidate and won the
first appeal I had before the New York City Civil Service Commission. The
candidate had made some poor decisions by using drugs during high school and
was issued a summons for making graffiti. 
Since that time I’ve helped many disqualifed candidates for civil
service jobs win their appeals.

Part of the success
I’ve had is working with candidates to tell their story of their life and their
background issues to prove their psychological suitability or ability to perform
the job despite some imperfection or issue.

Importantly, it is
essential to get the facts before you act. To get the facts clients need to be
interviewed for a thorough, complete and accurate report of anything that forms
the rationale for the hiring agency’s decision to disqualify them. Document
review, an in depth interview and a careful reading of all information that
constitutes the disqualification decision.

Understanding the
appeal process is also essential. Knowing what arguments will be compelling and
decisive provides the best value to the client to assure the best chances of
success.

The greatest reward I
have in my world is to hear from clients that have been successful.

More frequently these
days the NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal process has resulted in
reversals after a second interview at 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst,
Queens. Preparation with disqualified clients has lead to increased percentages
of reversals after the second interviews. Tips and tactics and how to avoid the
traps that could cause you a problem are the you main focus of the preparation.

It is been my pleasure over
the years to assist disqualify candidates to open up and explain what has
happened and take a deep dive into their past to understand not only the
negative things but, additionally,  the
positive things that make them a good candidate. This includes military
veterans including those who served in combat. People of the overcome adversity
in their life including having difficult upbringings with limited
opportunities. Those people who have struggled with learning disabilities,
individual education plans (IEPs), Special Education, Resource Room, Dyslexia,  Attention Deficit Disorder and use of
Attention medicines and other challenges.

I believe you will be
satisfied with your efforts to successfully challenge your NYPD Psychological
Disqualification. This is a process in place and there is no harm in filing an
appeal. If you have a strong interest in law enforcement or the NYPD in
particular you would need to challenge the disqualification because over the
years all of these successful challenges have proven that not every
disqualification is correct. If you receive a NOPD your disqualification will
become Final unless you appeal.

I would be glad to
speak with you to discuss your disqualification.

Please contact me at
516 – 248 – 0040 or you can email me kevin@sheerinnlaw.com

Please visit my website
www.sheerinlaw.com

Please visit my blog: civilservice.sheeerinlaw.com

Also, visit my Facebook
page which is Law Office of Kevin P Sheerin

March 8

NYPD Psychological Appeals-NYPD NOPD Appeals

If you receive a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification call (516) 248-0040 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com to schedule a free in office consultation.

I have been helping disqualified candidates appeal their NYPD psychological or character disqualifications for 17 years.

I offer many opportunities in the course of your appeal to visit with me and spend time with me in my office. The first opportunity is when you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.

I offer free office consultation. I will meet with you to discuss your history and how the interview with the hiring agency’s psychologist went.  I will discuss with you the the topics the NYPD psychologist focused on your interview.  I will talk with you about your history of any arrests, violations or incidents any problems you may have had in school or at work or in relationships.

Thereafter, during the office consultation I will speak to you and explain to you in detail the Disqualification Appeal process.

Often this will take approximately an hour and after that hour you will understand the process better and the issues that will ultimately determine your case. I will let you know  what I believe your chances to have your disqualification reversed and what the next best step for you might be.

After you file an NOPD appeal with your chosen Mental Health Professional (MHP) more and more frequently the NYPD is offering a second interview at a different location.  This location is 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst, Queens. These re-interviews are with a different unit which is separate from the Candidate Assessment Division on 20th St. in the old Police Academy building.

If you receive one of these notifications I will prepare with you in my office and we will talk about tips and tactics to succeed and how to avoid traps in the re-interview.  We will discuss what are the key issues involved in your case so you could have greater insight rather than go blindly into this re-interview.

During this preparation session you will gain insight into why the hiring agency believes that you should be disqualified because they believe you are psychologically unsuitable. Gaining this insight could give you a step up in your appeal.

If you are unsuccessful or do not receive a second psych interview you will receive a Notice of Disqualification (NOD)  At this point your appeal is filed with the New York City Civil Service Commission. Even at this second step of the disqualification process more frequently candidates are receiving an additional re-interview. If you receive an additional re-interview after the appeal to the Civil Service Commission once again I would offer you a preparation session in my conference room to talk about the process in your best chances to succeed.

When the NYPD submits documents supporting their decision to uphold your disqualification I request time to submit a Reply.  I will take the arguments that the NYPD presents and reply to those contentions and point out where they are exaggerated, misguided, distorted or just plain wrong.

After filing an appeal to the New York City Civil Service Commission some candidates are granting a Hearing before the Commission. If you received this hearing I will prepare with you in my office for approximately two hours to talk about once again the issues that are going to determine the outcome of your case. I will talk to you about the proper attire and grooming to attend the hearing.  I will explain so you will understand the function of the New York City Civil Service Commission and what type of issues they would like to have resolved in order to have your disqualification reversed.

My standard fee for all of these services including  if a hearing is granted before the New York City Civil Service Commission is $2500. This flat fee includes an initial in office consultation and an in office preparation session for every re-interview you receive and at least two hour preparation session if you receive a Hearing before the New York City Civil Service Commission.

This is the same fee you have been charging since I began doing this type of work in 2003.

I believe meeting with candidates in person and spending time with them is crucial in deciding the best next step for a potential NYPD career or other job choices. By spending time drilling down on the issues that form the basis of a disqualification with someone that is been doing this type of work with seven for 17 years can be crucial for you to understand and get a thorough, complete and accurate understanding of what you are facing.

Phone consultations do not allow for a review of documents such as court dispositions, moving violations, college transcripts, CAS5 filled out during the application process. It is crucial to review Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and issues regarding ADHD medicines or work or school discipline, suspension or terminations to get a sense of your chances on appeal.

Anyone knows how life-changing is successful disqualification appeal can be for you.

By investing time, money and energy you make the best investment to be successful.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Call 516 248 0040

Visit my website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Visit my blog for case studies: civil service blog

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

You can visit my blog at: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

You can visit my website at: www.sheerinlaw.com

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