June 17

NYPD Psych NOPD 2nd Interview

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 most likely this disqualification would affect your chances to be hired by other law enforcement agencies.

The good news is that the NYPD has begun a second psychological interview or an NOPD interview for some candidates that choose to appeal.

This second interview occurs at a different location with a different psychologist from the first NYPD doctor that interviewed you. Based on the initial doctor interview and your expert or MHP – mental health professional’s report this interview with the different NYPD psychologist has been leading to some success of people getting their Psychological Disqualification reversed before having to appeal to the Civil Service Commission. This is good news for candidates as you may succeed by appealing your original NOPD disqualification.

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June 4

NYPD psych disqualification tips for the oral psych interview

What are the best tips for doing well on an NYPD Oral Psychological Interview?

  1.  Cooperate by arriving on time and properly dressed.
  2. Show respect for the psychologist by addressing them as “Doctor” not Chief, Boss, Pal or Buddy which will get you disqualified for showing disrespect during an interview.
  3. Realize that the interview can be aggressive and your answers will be challenged.  The psychologist may loop back and repeat prior questions to ensure you are being consistent in your answers.
  4. Be forthcoming because deceptive answers can be more damaging than revealing answers that you think are problematic.
  5. At the end of interview you will be asked to provide authorizations for your school, medical and other records and if those documents contain information contradicting your answers you can expect a bad result.

If you receive an NOPD for NYPD psych please call me at (888)998-9984 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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February 8

Appeal NYPD disqualification/Civil Service Disqualification

Daubman v Nassau County Civ. Serv. Commn., 195 AD2d 602 (2nd Dept 1993).
• The applicant, a police officer, applied for a position with the police department and passed the requisite examinations. The commission determined that the applicant was disqualified from eligibility based on an X-ray that revealed the presence of a back condition. The commission’s physician speculated that the condition could render the applicant more susceptible to a serious disability if he suffered a future back injury.
• The court held that the commission unlawfully discriminated against the applicant based on his mere membership in a class of persons with the same condition instead of on an individualized assessment of his particular abilities.
• The court held that the determination was arbitrary and capricious because it was premised upon speculation regarding possible future disability rather than fact or concrete medical evidence that the applicant was rendered unfit to perform his duties as a result of his condition.
• On appeal, the court granted the applicant’s petition, annulled the determination of the commission, and reinstated the applicant to the status of an eligible candidate for the position of police officer with the county.
• The court stated that there was no showing petitioner’s condition rendered him incapable of performing in reasonable manner activities involved in being police officer. Furthermore, the court held that the Commission’s determination was premised solely upon speculation regarding possible future disability, and record contains no concrete medical evidence demonstrating petitioner would likely be rendered unfit to perform police duties in future as consequence of his condition. Most importantly, the court decided that the Commission’s determination to be arbitrary and capricious because it is premised upon speculation rather than fact.

Read about this Civil Service Disqualification case here.

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Appealing a New York Civil Service job disqualification

Appealing a New York Civil Service job disqualification

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February 6

NYPD disqualification- “Omission of Pertinent Facts”

If you want to be successful in being hired for a New York Civil Service job, especially Law Enforcement jobs such as NYPD you have to gather the accurate data before filling out your investigation paperwork.

Best policy is to go to any the Clerk of the Court in any county in which you were arrested or received a summons and get a Certificate of Disposition.

Get a LIFETIME driver’s abstract from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Go to the DMV website for instructions on how to do this and give a couple of weeks to receive the document.

Get all school and work discipline records.

Failure to accurately record this information on your APD5 will not be excused by the hiring agency.

You will receive a disqualification notice with OMMISSION OF PERTINENT FACTS checked off.


January 17

NYPD disqualification appeal process.

Here is a link to my powerpoint video describing the NYPD disqualification, FDNY disqualification, Department of Correction and other disqualification process.

Contact me by calling 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com