Sep 22

BE CAREFUL when Hiring a Psychologist for your Appeal


Part of the psychological disqualification appeal process is finding a psychologist who will help you make the strongest arguments for your candidacy. If the psychologist is unable or unwilling to acknowledge your accomplishments, good points and strengths or adversities you have overcome, or your persistence in improving despite past difficulties or disabilities, then you must look for a different psychologist. The psychologist you hire MUST BE ON YOUR SIDE, advocating for you.

Beware of psychologists who charge very low fees, tell you they will help you, and then do a superficial interview, as they may simply use the NYPD’s testing to confirm that you are unsuitable, and then send a report to the NYPD stating that you are unsuitable, without ever telling you. If this happens, not only did they not help you, but they actually destroyed any chance you had of ever becoming a NYPD officer.

You MUST make a clear agreement with any psychologist you hire that they will discuss their findings with you BEFORE sending any report to the NYPD.

The psychologist you are considering MUST understand that they are supposed to be advocating for you, and if they don’t believe you are suitable, then they should tell you they cannot support your candidacy, AND FURTHER AGREE not to submit any report to the NYPD if they come to such a conclusion. If this happens, at least you have an opportunity to find a psychologist who will help and support your appeal.

Read my e-book about the disqualification appeal process by clicking this link.

Here are two videos that discuss the appeal process.

Having been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, I have extensive knowledge on how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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




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