June 3

Use Caution when Filling Out Candidate Assessment Division Forms as Part of NYPD Police Officer Application Process

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The best advice you can receive if you want to be a NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition for any arrests or summonses you may have received, and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before you complete your Applicant Processing forms.

If you guess about any arrests, moving violations or summonses you may have had, you will receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD stating that you are disqualified for “Omission 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. Failure to accurately record any of this information on your APD5 will not be excused by the hiring agency, and you will receive a disqualification notice with OMISSION OF PERTINENT FACTS checked off.

Click on the link below to hear further details regarding “Omission of Pertinent Facts”.

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If you have any questions about a Disqualification or Omission of Pertinent Facts, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

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June 3

What to Do if You Receive a NYPD Disqualification

We are here to assist you if you receive a NYPD Disqualification…

Feel free to call us at 516-248-0040 or email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com.

There is a two step appeal process:

The first step in the appeal process is to appeal to the NYPD, who will review the appeal package you submit. In the case of psychological disqualifications you may get a second psychological interview. If you receive a second psychological interview it is best to prepare with an expert. The main issues that will come up in the second psychological interview are obvious.

The next step in the appeal process would be a Notice of Disqualification (NOD) which would be appealed to the NYC Civil Service Commission. The Commission holds hearings to determine if your disqualification was improper.

When you are disqualified, that disqualification will not be reversed unless you choose to take action. I have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, NYC DOC candidates for more than 18 years. Each appeal is different, just as your history of school, work and personal relationships are different.

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In addition to free in office consultations, I also offer a free ZOOM or phone consultation.

If you have any questions about your disqualification, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040. I would be happy to speak with you to see if I can help you with your appeal.

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June 2

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 your 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:

  1. NOPD – Notice of Proposed Disqualification. Based on NYS Civil Service Law 50(4) a hiring agency must give a disqualified candidate an opportunity to provide explanations for a proposed disqualification in writing.
  2. NOD – Notice of Disqualification. A disqualified candidate can appeal a disqualification to the Civil Service Commission.
  3.  If the disqualification is upheld by the Civil Service Commission the candidate can file an Article 78 lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in the County concerned.
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I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please contact me at 516 248 0040.

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June 2

Factors in NYPD Psychological Disqualification

What are some of the reasons a candidate can be psychologically (psych) disqualified for the NYPD police officer title or other civil service titles?

If a candidate had an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in school, some NYPD psychologists see this as a reason to disqualify a candidate. The NYPD psychologist will ask you to sign an authorization to get your school records. When the records are received they will review them and determine if the issues you had in school will effect your candidacy.

Another reason for NYPD psychological disqualification is if you took ADHD medicine while in school. Again, the NYPD psychologist will request an authorization to obtain your records from school, and review them to determine if you should be disqualified on that basis.

You can appeal by getting an independent psychologist to assist you, and by explaining that what happened in school is not your current condition or state. Often candidates have outgrown the need for medicines, or their condition has not followed them into adulthood.

As always, if you do not take action, the disqualification will become final and effect your ability to get other civil service jobs.

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If you would like to discuss these issues, or if you have received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) or Notice of Disqualification (NOD), please call me at 516 248 0040.

Please visit my website for New York Civil Service disqualification issues. 

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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June 2

Factors Considered in NYPD Character Disqualifications

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When appealing a NYPD character disqualification, what are some factors being considered?

Frequency of violations or infractions, such as arrests, moving violations or other incidents such as school discipline or work discipline.  If you were suspended or expelled from school, these factors would work against your NYPD Police Officer application. Also, if you were late or disciplined at your job, this would be a problem in your application.  If you were terminated from one or more jobs without a good explanation this also would be something you would have to explain.

Severity of violations or infractions. If you were arrested and charged with crimes such as, felonies or misdemeanors, that would be something you would have to explain on appeal. If the disposition or final outcome of your case was dismissal or a lesser charge that could help you in your appeal.

The recency of your last violation or infraction is also important regarding your NYPD character appeal. If it has been a decade or even five years since your last infraction that could help you by showing the New York City Civil Service Commission that you have changed your behavior for the better.

The three categories do not stand alone – they are considered together in your appeal.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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