May 14

How to Avoid a NYPD Character Disqualification

YOU MUST BE CANDID AND HONEST…

If you have been arrested you must check that your arrest appears on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that “someone told me my arrest record was sealed”. This is not an excuse, and it will not work. If you have been arrested, you must disclose that you were arrested, and when you were arrested, no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school, you must disclose that you were suspended. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find out if you ever had any school disciplines, and when they get reports from your SUNY school or any other college that you were suspended, you will be disqualified, and will most likely be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should disclose your termination because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see exactly what jobs you have had, and will ask you to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things upfront you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

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April 30

Should I Appeal or Withdraw from a NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD)

Frequently the question arises, should I take action and file an appeal or withdraw from a disqualification.

The answer lies in the circumstances and facts involved in your disqualification. There may be occasions when more time between incidents that caused you to be disqualified is a good idea, and you may wish to withdraw and try again later.

However, there are very few benefits to withdrawing, if your ultimate goal is to be an NYPD Police Officer. The withdrawal letter states that the next time you apply for the job the disqualification file will be used in determining your suitability.

Accordingly, you may wish to proceed with the disqualification appeal, if your ultimate goal is to be appointed to that job.

If you have questions and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

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April 22

Can You Appeal an Administrative Law Judge’s Decision to Terminate Your Employment?

So I frequently get asked the question:

Are there any options when you are terminated following an administrative hearing?

The answer is yes. There is a section in the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules known as Article 78 which allows you to file a Notice of Petition, and Petition in the Supreme Court of the County concerned, and request that a judge review the determination of termination.

One of the very important differences under New York State Education Law 3020a is a teacher would have a 10 day Statue of Limitations which runs from the day you or your attorney receives the determination.

In either case, you would want to call me at 888-998-9984 to discuss your options.

Visit New York State CPLR Article 78. Click on Civil Service Law and then Article 78.

For teacher issues visit www.attorneyforteachers.com

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

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April 19

YOU MUST APPEAL NYPD PSYCH NOPD OR YOUR CASE WILL BE DISMISSED LATER

There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psych NOPD (Notice of Proposed Disqualification).

To clarify, you must appeal a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification at the NOPD stage or your appeal will be dismissed.

The Psychological Services 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 LICENSED 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 advise 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 have any questions, and you would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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April 19

NYPD Psychological NOPD 2nd Interview

If you receive a Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD, you have 30 days to decide whether or not you would like to appeal.

If you do not take action, this disqualification will most likely affect your chances of being hired by other law enforcement agencies.

The good news is that the NYPD has begun a second psychological interview or a NOPD interview for some candidates that choose to appeal.

This second interview occurs at a different location and with a different psychologist from the first NYPD doctor that interviewed you. Based on the initial doctor’s interview and your expert or MHP – mental health professional’s report, this interview with a different NYPD psychologist has led to many people successfully getting their Psychological Disqualification reversed before having to appeal to the Civil Service Commission. This is very good news for candidates, as you may succeed by appealing your original NOPD disqualification.

RECENT CLIENT REVIEWS AFTER SECOND INTERVIEW:

March 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…”
Vijay G.

February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which I passed! Always attentive, caring and responsive. Completely recommend!”
V.V.

February, 2021 – “Mr. Sheerin is by far the best…  I have had an overall great professional experience, and he never gave up hope for me… 1000% recommend!”
Emmanuel C.

January, 2021 – “I was on dreaded psych review for over a year and could not get an answer from my psychologist about anything. After waiting for such a long time I turned to Kevin and his team for help… Kevin was able to get me my NOPD and immediately… appeal it. After repeating the psychological I was found to be qualified to be a police officer. I’m now in the NYPD and happy with my career. If you hire Kevin you won’t regret it!”
Connor O.

August, 2020 – “My experience with Mr. Sheerin was great from start to finish. I contacted Mr. Sheerin when I first got my NOPD, and he got to work right away. With his help I was able to thoroughly prepare for my second interview with the NYPD, which was a success.”
Anthony R.

March 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
Anne L.

March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
Jeff J.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

You can visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com

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