August 5

NYPD Disqualification due to inconsistent statements

The NYPD issues disqualifications to Candidates due to inconsistent statements. NYPD Candidates run into difficulty when they give inconsistent statements over the course of several written questionnaires and oral psychological evaluations.

For example, when applying for NYPD Cadet you may have said in response to a very common question: “Did you have a party for your 21st birthday, when it became legal for you to drink in a licensed premises?” You may write on a questionnaire yes I had a few beers and and some shots of liquor. Three or four years later you may be interviewing for NYPD Police Officer title and say “I did not drink on my 21st birthday. The drinking itself will not get you disqualified – it would be the inconsistent statements / answers and the perception that you are trying to deceive the interviewer. Word to the wise is keep those stories consistent because more often the act itself is not grounds for disqualification but the inconsistencies and the perceived deception will.

Please try not to have inconsistent statements during your evaluations.

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June 21

Should you appeal an NYPD Psychological Disqualification?

Should you appeal an NYPD Psychological Disqualification?

Should you appeal an NYPD Psychological Disqualification?

After the initial frustration, disappointment and heartbreak of receiving an NYPD disqualification and certainly after spending 15 or 20 hours processing at the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division a candidate’s first question is: Should I appeal?

Certainly it will not get any worse if you appeal because you are currently disqualified. Your appeal could get reversed and NYPD disqualifications are getting reversed with increased frequency at second interviews at Lefrak City Plaza or the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division located at 235 E. 20th St.

By not appealing your NYPD disqualification would become permanent. The withdrawal option has a limited value insofar as if your true goal is to be an NYPD Police Officer they will take out that disqualification file that you did not appeal and hold that against you and additionally accuse you of consenting to the disqualification because you didn’t fight back and appeal when you got your first one.

I have been assisting NYPD Psychological Disqualification candidates for 19 years. What I see is candidates with compelling arguments that their disqualification was unjustified are being restored to the eligible list for NYPD Police Officer.

I would be glad to discuss your NYPD disqualification with you during a free consultation.

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June 16

NYPD Psychological Disqualifications, Second Interview Tips

NYPD Candidates who appeal when they receive a NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) are most frequently getting a second interview and an opportunity to reverse their disqualification. There is very high percentage success rate. One of the most important things is have someone to spend time with you talk about the issues in your case. You can learn tips and techniques and what the key issues are and what the NYPD is looking for in your responses.

An NYPD psychological disqualification appeals attorney can increase your chances of getting further opportunities

By working with someone it’s been in the field for 20 years and knows what can lead to a disqualification will can lead to a reversal of disqualification you’d be well on your way to an NYPD career.

Please give me a call at 516-248-0040. Please visit my website

January 20

NYPD Disqualification Appeals FAQ

Disqualification Appeals FAQ for NYPD 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?

If you are a NYPD Police Officer candidate you must check your email inbox every day for emails from: or
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 .
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.
Collect information regarding your background.
Prepare a appeal package with all documents.
File an appeal.
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.
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.

June 10

For NYPD Disqualification Eligible List Expiration call DCAS Helpline 212-669-1357

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If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and you 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 would probably need one (1) year to process your appeal, and if you succeed in your disqualification appeal, be appointed to the NYPD. Therefore, you should write to your investigator and request that action be taken on your file to allow yourself sufficient time to appeal if you are disqualified.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years. During that time I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

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

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