April 12

NYPD Psychological Disqualification – Oral Psychological Interview Tips

The best tips for doing well on a NYPD Oral Psychological Interview:

  1.  Cooperate by arriving on time and dressing properly.
  2. Show respect for the psychologist by addressing them as “Doctor”, not Chief, Boss, Pal or Buddy, which will get you disqualified for showing disrespect during an interview.
  3. Realize that the interview can be aggressive and your answers will be challenged.  The psychologist may loop back and repeat prior questions to ensure you are being consistent in your answers.
  4. Be forthcoming because deceptive answers can be more damaging than revealing answers that you think may be problematic.
  5. At the end of interview you will be asked to provide authorizations for your school, medical and other records, and if those documents contain information contradicting your answers you can expect a bad result.

What can be expected in the NYPD psych testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on the written exam, and you will be asked to explain your answers.

You will be asked questions about:

Education History
Work History
Driving History
Arrest History (if any)
Psychotherapy or medicines taken
Family and Relationships
Other relevant topics

You will be asked to explain any issues that may arise in any of the above topic areas.

You may be asked to provide authorizations for the Psychologist to get documents from schools or jobs, and you will have to provide to them to complete the process.

You may receive notice that you have been placed on psychological review.  This review can take some time as other members of the NYPD team review your file.

Thereafter, you may receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD stating that you have 30 days to appeal.

Please call if you have any questions about a NYPD psych disqualification.

Candidates are sometimes surprised by the thoroughness of the psychological exam, including the written and oral components. Additionally, candidates can be shocked to learn how thorough the psychologist will be when investigating the following: school; work; interpersonal relationships; family relationships; legal issues; financial issues; substance use or abuse; alcohol use or abuse and mental health history.

The psychologist will request documents from as far back as pediatrician records, which often makes candidates wonder if the request is proper. Additionally, early psychotherapy records from childhood trauma or a parent’s divorce will be requested.

Often psychologists who counseled candidates in childhood may have closed their practice, discontinued work, retired, passed on or destroyed the records. Nevertheless, candidates must show that they made every effort to obtain the records and prove that to the interviewing department psychologist.

If a psychologist receives records after the oral interview, the psychologist will review the records before making a final decision.

Attached is the international Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines for Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations. They are used by many Law Enforcement agencies.

Click here to check the attached document

Candidates should be aware that if there are any documents from their past that indicate some testing or illness, or issues regarding school discipline or expulsion, or work discipline or termination, these documents will be requested by the interviewing psychologist.

NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation.  Also the psychologist may repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers.

The candidate may think to themselves that it is unfair, and they are not being treated properly. The best attitude is to be prepared to be confronted during the interview and maintain your composure.

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

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

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April 7

NYPD DISQUALIFICATION -FOR ELIGIBLE LIST EXPIRATION CALL DCAS HELPLINE AT ………..212-669-1357

 

If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and would like to find out when your eligible list expires:

Dial 212-669-1357
Press 2
Enter your social security number

The DCAS help line will tell you when your list was established and when it will expire. The expiration date is usually 4 years after the list was established or promulgated.

If you received a NYPD Disqualification letter you will probably need one (1) year to process your appeal and hopefully succeed in your disqualification appeal to be appointed to the NYPD. Therefore, you should write to your investigator and request that action be taken immediately on your file to allow yourself sufficient time to appeal if you are disqualified.

I have been a civil service appeals attorney for more than 18 years and have helped many NYPD candidates win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

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April 7

NYPD Character Disqualification

Factors considered in NYPD Character Disqualifications:

When appealing a NYPD character disqualification what are the factors considered?

Frequency of violations or infractions, such as arrests, moving violations or other incidents, such as school discipline or work discipline. If you were suspended or expelled from school this would work against your NYPD Police Officer application. Also, if you were late or disciplined at your job this would be a problem in your application. If you were terminated from one or more jobs without a good explanation this also would be something you would have to explain.

Severity of violations or infractions. If you were arrested and charged with crimes, such as felonies or misdemeanors, that would be something you would have to explain on appeal. If the disposition or final outcome of your case was a dismissal or lesser charge, that could help you in your appeal.

The recency of your last violation or infraction is also important in your NYPD character appeal. If it has been a decade or even five years since your last infraction that could help you, as it shows the New York City Civil Service Commission that you have changed your behavior for the better.

The three categories do not stand alone – they are considered together in your appeal.

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 NYPD Character Appeal and 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 6

NYPD Disqualification Video

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

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…”
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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!”
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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.”
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March 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
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March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
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If you have questions about your Disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please feel free to call me at 516 248 0040 to discuss your appeal.

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April 6

Psychological Disqualifications

Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation. Also, the psychologist may repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers.

As a candidate, you may think this is unfair and that you are not being treated properly. The best thing you can do is go in with a good attitude, be prepared to be confronted during the interview and maintain your composure.

I am a successful civil service attorney with more than 18 years of experience.  I have many clients who are currently working as Police Officers because I helped them win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

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

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Website: www.sheerinlaw.com

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