May 12

NYPD Psychological Disqualification Appeal

We are available to assist you if you receive a NYPD disqualification. Call (516)248-0040 or email:

There is a two step appeal process. The first appeal is to the NYPD who will review the appeal package you submit. In the case of psychological disqualifications you may get a second psych interview.

f you receive a second psych interview it is best to prepare with an expert. The main issues that will come up in the second psych interview are obvious. The next step in the appeal process would be a Notice of Disqualification which would be appealed to the NYC Civil Service Commission. The Commission holds hearings to determine if your disqualification was improper.

When you are disqualified that disqualification will not be reversed unless you choose to take action. I have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, NYC DOC candidates for 18 years.

Each appeal is different as your history of school, work, personal relationships is different.

I offer a free ZOOM consultation or phone consultation.
Please call I would be glad to speak to you to see if I can help you with your appeal.

March 8

NYPD Psychological Appeals-NYPD NOPD Appeals

If you receive a NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification call (516) 248-0040 or email to schedule a free in office consultation.

I have been helping disqualified candidates appeal their NYPD psychological or character disqualifications for 17 years.

I offer many opportunities in the course of your appeal to visit with me and spend time with me in my office. The first opportunity is when you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD.

I offer free office consultation. I will meet with you to discuss your history and how the interview with the hiring agency’s psychologist went.  I will discuss with you the the topics the NYPD psychologist focused on your interview.  I will talk with you about your history of any arrests, violations or incidents any problems you may have had in school or at work or in relationships.

Thereafter, during the office consultation I will speak to you and explain to you in detail the Disqualification Appeal process.

Often this will take approximately an hour and after that hour you will understand the process better and the issues that will ultimately determine your case. I will let you know  what I believe your chances to have your disqualification reversed and what the next best step for you might be.

After you file an NOPD appeal with your chosen Mental Health Professional (MHP) more and more frequently the NYPD is offering a second interview at a different location.  This location is 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst, Queens. These re-interviews are with a different unit which is separate from the Candidate Assessment Division on 20th St. in the old Police Academy building.

If you receive one of these notifications I will prepare with you in my office and we will talk about tips and tactics to succeed and how to avoid traps in the re-interview.  We will discuss what are the key issues involved in your case so you could have greater insight rather than go blindly into this re-interview.

During this preparation session you will gain insight into why the hiring agency believes that you should be disqualified because they believe you are psychologically unsuitable. Gaining this insight could give you a step up in your appeal.

If you are unsuccessful or do not receive a second psych interview you will receive a Notice of Disqualification (NOD)  At this point your appeal is filed with the New York City Civil Service Commission. Even at this second step of the disqualification process more frequently candidates are receiving an additional re-interview. If you receive an additional re-interview after the appeal to the Civil Service Commission once again I would offer you a preparation session in my conference room to talk about the process in your best chances to succeed.

When the NYPD submits documents supporting their decision to uphold your disqualification I request time to submit a Reply.  I will take the arguments that the NYPD presents and reply to those contentions and point out where they are exaggerated, misguided, distorted or just plain wrong.

After filing an appeal to the New York City Civil Service Commission some candidates are granting a Hearing before the Commission. If you received this hearing I will prepare with you in my office for approximately two hours to talk about once again the issues that are going to determine the outcome of your case. I will talk to you about the proper attire and grooming to attend the hearing.  I will explain so you will understand the function of the New York City Civil Service Commission and what type of issues they would like to have resolved in order to have your disqualification reversed.

My standard fee for all of these services including  if a hearing is granted before the New York City Civil Service Commission is $2500. This flat fee includes an initial in office consultation and an in office preparation session for every re-interview you receive and at least two hour preparation session if you receive a Hearing before the New York City Civil Service Commission.

This is the same fee you have been charging since I began doing this type of work in 2003.

I believe meeting with candidates in person and spending time with them is crucial in deciding the best next step for a potential NYPD career or other job choices. By spending time drilling down on the issues that form the basis of a disqualification with someone that is been doing this type of work with seven for 17 years can be crucial for you to understand and get a thorough, complete and accurate understanding of what you are facing.

Phone consultations do not allow for a review of documents such as court dispositions, moving violations, college transcripts, CAS5 filled out during the application process. It is crucial to review Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and issues regarding ADHD medicines or work or school discipline, suspension or terminations to get a sense of your chances on appeal.

Anyone knows how life-changing is successful disqualification appeal can be for you.

By investing time, money and energy you make the best investment to be successful.

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January 21

NYPD Psych 2nd Interview

Recently the number of candidates getting their disqualification reversed at a 2nd psych interview has increased.

You must file an NOPD Appeal to have a chance at a second interview. If you receive a 2nd interview you are best served to know the issues that were raised in your disqualification and the arguments made by your appeal Mental Health Professional (MHP).

If you receive an NOPD nothing will change unless you take action and appeal it.

I offer a free consultation in my office if you receive an NOPD.

If you are offered the 2nd interview I will prepare you for the interview. This preparation is included as part of your appeal representation.

If you receive an NYPD psych NOPD Call: 516 248 0040 to schedule a free consultation.


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October 3

How to avoid an NYPD Character Disqualification

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

If you were suspended in school you would have to say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

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

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

If you receive a NYPD NOPD for character disqualification I offer a free consultation in my office in Mineola.

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August 27


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

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

The Psychological 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 try to begin your appeal, as many people would revise 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.

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