March 21

Appealing Your Psychological Disqualification

If a Candidate receives a Psychological Disqualification, they can file an appeal in an effort to have that decision reversed. Disqualification Letters are sent to Candidates via regular mail or email. A Candidate only has a small window of time to take action (usually 30 days) if they would like to appeal. If a Candidate is unsuccessful when appealing their Disqualification to the disqualifying agency, but believes that the decision issued was arbitrary or capricious, they can appeal again through an Article 78 proceeding.

If you have decided to move forward with an appeal, it is best to hire an experienced attorney who specializes in Psychological Disqualification Appeals, as this will greatly increase your chances of having your Disqualification successfully overturned.

Kevin is a retired NYPD Captain who specializes in NYPD Disqualification Appeals. He has more than 20 years of experience helping Candidates appeal and reverse their disqualification.

If you have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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March 20

NYPD Psychological Disqualification

As part of the NYPD screening process, Candidates are required to go through a Psychological Evaluation. As a result, Candidates are sometimes disqualified based on a response, action or some other factor which made the Evaluator decide that the Candidate is psychologically unsuitable for the position. This decision does not mean that the Candidate is somehow deemed unstable, it simply means that the Evaluator feels the Candidate does not process the necessary characteristics and skillset required to become a law enforcement officer. However, if a Candidate is disqualified as a result of this screening process, they can, and are strongly encouraged to appeal their disqualification, and hopefully, upon winning their appeal, have their Psychological Disqualification reversed.

Kevin is a retired NYPD Captain who specializes in NYPD Disqualification Appeals. He has more than 20 years of experience helping Candidates appeal and reverse their disqualification.

If you have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

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March 18

NYPD Psychological, Medical and Character Disqualifications

Employment as a NYPD Police Officer can be one of the most rewarding occupations with many financial perks and benefits. However, becoming a member of the NYPD is not for everyone, as it requires many unique skillsets. Police Officers must be able to cope well under extreme pressure, think fast on their feet, control their emotions and not react to them, and, in many cases, defuse high pressure and/or hostile situations, in a responsible, calm and professional manner. Because not everyone is cut out to become a Police Officer, Applicants must go through a very extensive screening process in order to qualify. Applicants must go through very rigorous psychological, character and medical screenings. After completing the screening process, Candidates may find that they have been disqualified for various reasons stemming from one or more of these screenings.

If you have received a Psychological, Medical or Character Disqualification from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Correction Department (NYCD), Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) or any other law enforcement agency, feel free to contact Kevin P. Sheerin, Esq.  at 516-248-0040 for a free consultation.

Kevin is a retired NYPD Captain who specializes in NYPD Disqualification Appeals. He has more than 20 years of experience helping Candidates appeal and reverse their disqualification.

If you have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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Twitter: @DQLawyer

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March 15

Oral Psychological Evaluation Tips

Candidates should go into their Oral Psychological Evaluation with the expectation that it will find it very stressful. This challenging environment is not by accident; in fact, it is done by design. Candidates must realize that they are applying for one of the most important and stressful jobs, with many unforeseen problems that can and will arise, and they MUST be ready, willing and able to handle them in a quick, calm and professional manner. Your Evaluator will be making the determination as to whether or not you are capable of handling the daily challenges Police Officers face, based on many factors, including body language, attitude and your responses to different questions and situations.

You must be prepared both physically and mentally for your Oral Psychological Evaluation. The following are some basic tips you should keep in mind before, during and after your Evaluation: You should arrive promptly, dress appropriately, have a good attitude when meeting with your Evaluator (smile, address them by name, speak firmly and clearly, maintain eye contact, extend your hand to offer a firm handshake and when invited to sit, be sure to sit upright, not slouching). Moreover, NEVER let your Evaluator see you frustrated, angry or crying for any reason at any time, as this is all part of the evaluation process to “test” your capabilities for the job. Remember, you are on a job interview, and it is your attitude, body language and responses that are being evaluated, not theirs. You should present yourself as if you are already a Police Officer if you would like the Evaluator to see you as one. Finally, keep your answers short and sweet, unless your Evaluator requests you to do otherwise.

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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March 14

Opportunity to Become NYPD Police Officer

The NYPD, as well as other law enforcement agencies around the country are finding themselves understaffed due to an unprecedented increase in retirements and resignations. Some agencies are also struggling to recruit new law enforcement officers. In an effort to overcome these obstacles, some agencies are creating new ideas and incentives (such as signing bonuses and retention pay).

These incentives, in addition to the more traditional ones (i.e.: job security, excellent benefits and an opportunity for early retirement) make this career even more attractive to applicants. These challenges for law enforcement agencies, offer applicants an excellent opportunity (and perhaps even some leverage), in successfully securing a position as a law enforcement professional.

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

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Twitter: @DQLawyer

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