Jan 20

NYPD Disqualification Appeals FAQ

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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.