The best advice you can receive if you want to be an NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition from any arrests or summonses you may have received and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before your complete your Applicant Processing forms.
If you guess about any arrests you may have or moving violations or summonses you had you will receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD stating that you are disqualified for “Ommission of Pertinent Facts.”
The NYPD or other hiring agency such as, NYC Department of Correction or FDNY have access to all of this information and when you submit an incomplete form they will compare it to their computer printouts and disqualify you.
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Can you get an attorney to help with a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD?
The simple answer is yes.
Recently, the NYPD started interviewing psychologically disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates after they had received an NOPD and after having a psychologist submitting an expert report on their behalf.
If you have an attorney to prepare you for the upcoming NOPD interview your chances to be successful would increase. At times these interviews morph into interrogations and preparation can assist you in being able to handle harsh questioning.
No one can criticize you for speaking with someone prior to an oral psychological interview.
I would recommend hiring a civil service attorney from the first disqualification to prepare to get the best result in your appeal.
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New York City’s Department of Administrative Services writes, administers and grades Civil Service Exams.
A Notice of Examination states the job requirements for a civil service title.
A Civil Service job candidate when filling out the application, which is often online, you should keep the job requirements in front of them as they fill out the forms.
You must write that you performed the specific tasks listed in the job requirements for at least the minimum amount of time listed for the job.
If you are not specific regarding the tasks you performed with the percentage of time you performed them you will be disqualified.
The first appeal is to the Committee on Manifest Errors. CME. You will be allowed to explain that you have the required experience as listed in the Notice of Examination but it still can be “too little, too late” result and you may receive a letter that your next appeal would be to the New York City Civil Service Commission.
You may want to take a photo of the tasks page as you fill it out in case of a software glitch.
Failure to write that you performed the tasks listed in the Notice of Examination will result in your disqualification.
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Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough. The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation. Also the psychologist may repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers.
The candidate may think to themselves that this is unfair and I’m not be treated properly.
The best attitude is to be prepared to be confronted during the interview and maintain your composure.
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