January 20

NYPD Disqualification Appeals FAQ

WHAT MUST YOU DO EVERY DAY AS A CANDIDATE? 

If you are processing to be a NYPD officer you must check your email everyday.
When you appeared at the Candidate Assessment Division you signed a form giving the NYPD permission to contact you by email.


What are the two (2) steps to the disqualification and appeal process?

The first step is that you will receive a NOPD or Notice of Proposed Disqualification.
This appeal goes back to the hiring agency.
It could be psychological, medical or background/character.
It is best to consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your disqualification, the appeal process and the most compelling arguments for you to succeed.


What are my chances of winning an appeal?

Appeal chances are decided on a case by case basis.
What did the agency base their disqualification decision on?
Is the hiring agency’s decision rational and can the agency defend it?
What is it about you that makes you a qualified candidate?
Your education, work history, accomplishments, college degrees, special skills, outstanding performance, problem free work and/or school records can go a long way in reversing your disqualification.  No involvement with law enforcement and a good driving record is also a plus.  Also, if you had some problems in the past, what have you done to overcome them and transform yourself into the person you are today?

What are the steps in an appeal process?

A.   NOTICE OF PROPOSED DISQUALIFICATION – NOPD:
If you are a NYPD Police Officer candidate you must check your email inbox every day for emails from: pss@nypd.org or APDAdmin@nypd.org
You may receive an email stating: Notice of Proposed Disqualification. This is a NOPD. You usually have thirty (30) days to file an Appeal. Sometimes you have only fifteen (15) days .
MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISQUALIFICATION
File an appeal. Hire an expert to get the hiring agency file.
Designate an expert. Prepare a rebuttal report.
Attend an in office preparation or ZOOM interview for the re-interview to discuss key issues in the Psychologist’s reports.
You will re-interview with a different Psychologist, usually at the Lefrak City offices.
CHARACTER DISQUALIFICATION
Collect information regarding your background.
Prepare a appeal package with all documents.
File an appeal.
B.   NOTICE OF DISQUALIFICATION – NOD:
You will receive a letter saying you were disqualified from the hiring agency.
You have 30 days to appeal (Time varies-Reference NOD Letter).
File an appeal package with the Civil Service Commission.
Attend an in Office Preparation for the re-interview, if granted, or Civil Service Commission Hearing, if granted.
C.   CPLR ARTICLE 78:
Lawsuit is filed in the NYS Supreme Court.
Ask the Judge to rule that the disqualification was arbitrary, capricious and/or irrational.
Request for an order finding the decision to uphold the disqualification irrational.

January 19

Kevin P. Sheerin – The Key to Your Successful Appeal

Kevin P. Sheerin is a retired attorney with the NYPD Legal Bureau who understands the complexities of Civil Service Law.  As a private attorney with more than 18 years of experience, Kevin understands the challenges you will face and the difficulties you may have in your disqualification appeal case.

Many of the cases Kevin handles are disqualification cases. It is imperative that you call a Civil Service attorney to discuss your case. There are three types of disqualifications:  medical, psychological, and character. In the case of disqualifications you will be asked to get a second opinion from an independent doctor. This doctor may be an orthopedist, neurologist, cardiologist, psychologist or any other type of doctor qualified to give an expert opinion regarding the reason why you were disqualified. Mr. Sheerin has successfully handled many cases for candidates who were diagnosed with spinal disorders, cardiac disorders or even intestinal disorders. It is important that you consult with an experienced Civil Service lawyer to discuss your options regarding these cases.

The Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin is dedicated to helping Civil Service employees who are facing issues regarding appointment, promotion, discipline and discrimination. We have helped numerous people get Civil Service jobs after they were disqualified for reasons such as Character issues, Psychological issues or prior employment problems.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

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January 19

NYPD Psychological Disqualification

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If you receive a NYPD Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD), you should appeal rather than attempt to explain this disqualification at every future job interview for the rest of your life.

The percentage of successful appeals has risen as a result of the NYPD psychological re-interview policy.  There was a time when your only chance of getting a Psychological Disqualification reversed was at the NYC Civil Service Commission. But now, the NYPD re-interviews many candidates who file a NPYD Psychological Review NOPD appeal.

Disqualified candidates who do not file an appeal, pass up the chance of getting a re-interview, which is also known as a NOPD interview. If you do not appeal, you will never get another chance to get appointed from that exam.

Please feel free to email me, and I will send you a book, video and PowerPoint video which clearly explains the appeal process.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, 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.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

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January 14

Can you hire an attorney to help with your NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification?

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

The simple answer is yes.

The NYPD will interview psychologically disqualified Police Officer candidates who have received a NOPD, after the candidate has been evaluated by an independent psychologist and their psychologist has submitted an expert report on their behalf.

If you hire an attorney to prepare you for the upcoming NOPD interview, your chances of having a successful appeal will greatly increase.  At times, these interviews morph into interrogations, and proper preparation will help you handle any harsh questioning.

It is very important that you speak with an expert prior to receiving an oral psychological interview.

I would recommend hiring a civil service attorney from the first disqualification you receive, so that you are prepared and can get the best results in your appeal.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, 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 psychological disqualification and you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

January 13

Why Hiring an Attorney to Help with Your Disqualification Appeal is Worth it

Discouragement is often the first feeling that comes over a candidate after they receive a NYPD NOPD. Followed by conversations with friends and family about how unfair the system is or how others with worse histories, problems or incidents were hired and are currently Police Officers.

Once the initial shock has worn off, it is good to step back and assess what can be done to fight a disqualification. After serving as a Lieutenant in the NYPD Legal Bureau, I retired as a Captain in 2001 and began helping disqualified candidates. In 2000 I began assisting candidates with the appeal of their disqualifications. Over the years I have helped hundreds of disqualified individuals become NYPD Police Officers.

The first thing one must ask themselves, is do I have the necessary qualities to become a police officer. You should also ask yourself if appealing the disqualification is realistic. If the answer to these questions is yes, then it might be good for you to investigate further and inquire about the appeal process.

Perhaps you had a bad day in the oral psychological interview or you reacted defensively, evasively or simply missed the point. This is human nature when faced with some of the facts and incidents from your past, and it is quite possible that you may have become defensive, evasive or tried to minimize the problems or even reacted inappropriately to criticism and accusations. If this is the case, you may want to work with an independent forensic psychologist who will process your history and story so that it can be cast in a more favorable light. If cast in a more favorable light, the NYPD will many times grant a second interview to disqualified candidates. These interviews most often take place in Lefrak City in Corona Queens. Preparation for these interviews is vital. Understanding the concepts and steps, and speaking to neutral independent third parties with experience in this field can help you greatly. Frequently, good things occur when you receive proper insight and guidance by speaking with others experienced in this field.

As a civil service disqualification appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, 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.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

Blog: civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin

Twitter: @DQLawyer

Podcast: www.newyorkcivilservicelawattorneypodcast.com

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