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.

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December 30

What are the rights of disqualified NYPD Candidates?

DCAS is New York City’s personnel department. DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD. You can appeal an NYPD disqualification. Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may challenge an agency’s findings on the grounds that such findings were made in bad faith or were arbitrary and capricious.

There are three potential appeals:

NOPD- Notice of Proposed Disqualification. Based on NYS Civil Service Law 50(4) a hiring agency must give a disquafied candidate an opportunity to provide explanations for a proposed disqualification in writing.

NOD Notice of Disqualification A disqualified candidate next appeal a disqualification to the Civil Service Commission.

If the disqualification is upheld by the Civil Service Commission the candidate can file an Ariticle 78 lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in the County concerned.

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December 4

NYPD Disqualification appeal

If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification in your email inbox you can appeal. I offer a free consultation if you receive an NYPD psychological disqualification, medical disqualification or character/background disqualification. Please call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for a free consultation. Two factors are crucial in your disqualification appeal. The first is following the appeal process. The second is the facts of your case.

It is vital that you consult with someone experienced in this appeals process. Appealing the Notice of Proposed Disqualification NOPD on your own can cause you to miss opportunities to make crucial arguments that could turn the appeal in your favor.

Please call or email me to discuss your appeal.

January 25

NYPD Psych Candidates must file appeal and designate expert upon receipt of NOPD- Notice of Proposed Disqualification

NYPD psych disqualification

Disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidates who receive a letter called Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) based on psychological issues must file an appeal within 30 days!

Failure to file an appeal and designated an expert to receive your file to prepared an rebuttal appeal report will result in having your case dismissed by the NYC Civil Service Commission if you file an appeal AFTER receiving a Notice of Disqualification (NOD) from the NYPD Psychological Services Section.