Civil Service job disqualification appeal process

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Appealing Your NYPD Psychological Disqualification: A Guide

If you have received a psychological disqualification from the NYPD, you may feel discouraged and unsure of your future prospects. However, it's important to know that you have the right to appeal this decision. In this guide, we will provide you with everything you need to know about appealing your NYPD psychological disqualification.

Understanding the NYPD Psychological Screening Process

The NYPD has a rigorous screening process to ensure that all candidates possess the necessary mental and emotional stability to serve effectively as an NYPD officer. If the NYPD has determined that you do not meet their standards, they will issue a psychological disqualification.

The Appeal Process for an NYPD Psychological Disqualification

The good news is that a psychological disqualification from the NYPD is not final, and you have the right to appeal this decision. The appeal process involves presenting additional evidence that supports your case and shows that you possess the necessary mental and emotional stability to serve as an NYPD officer.

How to Appeal Your NYPD Psychological Disqualification

To appeal your psychological disqualification, you may need to gather additional evidence, such as medical records, letters of recommendation, and statements from mental health professionals. The NYC Civil Service Commission may grant you a hearing, where you can present your case and provide additional evidence. The hearing officer will review all the evidence presented and make a final decision on your appeal.

Seeking Professional Assistance for Your Appeal

Appealing a psychological disqualification can be a lengthy and complex process, so it may be beneficial to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney or a mental health professional who is familiar with the NYPD's hiring process. They can provide guidance and support throughout the appeal process and increase your chances of a successful outcome.


Receiving a psychological disqualification from the NYPD may feel like a setback, but it's important to know that you have options. By appealing this decision, you can present additional evidence that supports your case and shows that you possess the necessary mental and emotional stability to serve as an NYPD officer. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and fight for your future.
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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 20 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: Website: Blog: Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin Twitter: @DQLawyer Podcast:
The DCAS website overview of the NYPD application process can be accessed by clicking on the following link: A candidate that receives a disqualification from the NYPD other law enforcement or civil service positions can contact my office to see if an appeal would be appropriate:
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Kevin P. Sheerin is a retired attorney with the NYPD Legal Bureau and understands the Civil Service Law. He is now an experienced private attorney who understands the challenges you face in the difficulties you may have in your court case.


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‎I could not have won my FDNY medical disqualification appeal without the help of Kevin and his staff. They worked with me very closely, really took the time to learn the details of my case and were able to get the appeal on the desks of the real decision makers.
Mr. Sheerin and his staff were professional, competent, reliable and genuinely interested in achieving the best results for me.
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