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

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page which is Law Office of Kevin P Sheerin

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:

Toll-free

(888) 998-99844

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

You can visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

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May 26

NYPD Disqualfication-Get the facts before you complete your APD5

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.
To see other civil service case information visit www.sheerinlaw.com.
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To contact us call 516-248-3494 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com

May 26

Can you get an attorney to help with a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD?

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.
Call 516-248-3494 or email kevin@sheerinlaw.com to speak about your appeal and schedule a free consultation with a civil service appeals attorney.
Visit www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.
Visit civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about Civil Service disqualification appeals.

April 15

NYPD Psych disqualification

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.

For more NYPD psych disqualification information visit my website at www.sheerinlaw.com