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 30

NYPD Psych Dq Appeal

NYPD Psych Dq Appeal

years ago I helped a disqualified NYPD Police Officer candidate and won the
first appeal I had before the New York City Civil Service Commission. The
candidate had made some poor decisions by using drugs during high school and
was issued a summons for making graffiti. 
Since that time I’ve helped many disqualifed candidates for civil
service jobs win their appeals.

Part of the success
I’ve had is working with candidates to tell their story of their life and their
background issues to prove their psychological suitability or ability to perform
the job despite some imperfection or issue.

Importantly, it is
essential to get the facts before you act. To get the facts clients need to be
interviewed for a thorough, complete and accurate report of anything that forms
the rationale for the hiring agency’s decision to disqualify them. Document
review, an in depth interview and a careful reading of all information that
constitutes the disqualification decision.

Understanding the
appeal process is also essential. Knowing what arguments will be compelling and
decisive provides the best value to the client to assure the best chances of

The greatest reward I
have in my world is to hear from clients that have been successful.

More frequently these
days the NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal process has resulted in
reversals after a second interview at 1 Lefrak City Plaza in East Elmhurst,
Queens. Preparation with disqualified clients has lead to increased percentages
of reversals after the second interviews. Tips and tactics and how to avoid the
traps that could cause you a problem are the you main focus of the preparation.

It is been my pleasure over
the years to assist disqualify candidates to open up and explain what has
happened and take a deep dive into their past to understand not only the
negative things but, additionally,  the
positive things that make them a good candidate. This includes military
veterans including those who served in combat. People of the overcome adversity
in their life including having difficult upbringings with limited
opportunities. Those people who have struggled with learning disabilities,
individual education plans (IEPs), Special Education, Resource Room, Dyslexia,  Attention Deficit Disorder and use of
Attention medicines and other challenges.

I believe you will be
satisfied with your efforts to successfully challenge your NYPD Psychological
Disqualification. This is a process in place and there is no harm in filing an
appeal. If you have a strong interest in law enforcement or the NYPD in
particular you would need to challenge the disqualification because over the
years all of these successful challenges have proven that not every
disqualification is correct. If you receive a NOPD your disqualification will
become Final unless you appeal.

I would be glad to
speak with you to discuss your disqualification.

Please contact me at
516 – 248 – 0040 or you can email me

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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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December 11

NYPD Character Disqualification Factors

This video will help you understand the NYPD Character Disqualification Factors. What can offset background disqualifications? NYPD Character disqualifications can be appealed after receipt of NOPD or NOD notifications.

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. Visit or for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals. Also, you can contact me:


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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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(888) 998-99844

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