October 12

NYPD Disqualification

Your NYPD Psychological Appeal is your one chance to choose an expert and obtain your NYPD records.

I am a NYPD disqualification appeals lawyer for more than 17 years and have been assisting disqualified NYPD candidates who received either a Notice of Proposed Disqualification for psychological reasons or a Final Notice of Disqualification for psychological reasons from the NYPD.

On the Notice of Proposed Disqualification letter, the candidate is given an opportunity to select an expert and have the NYPD psychological file sent to that expert for review and preparation of a rebuttal report. If the disqualified candidate does not respond to the Notice of Proposed Disqualification the NYPD psychological file will NOT be released.

It is crucial that the disqualified candidate select a psychologist familiar with the appeals process to assist them. ONCE YOU SELECT AN EXPERT TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR APPEAL YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE UNABLE TO CHANGE YOUR CHOICE LATER.

Also selecting a psychologist that the candidate formerly had a counseling session with is a poor choice.

If you have questions about your NOPD or NOD 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.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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October 12



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, if you succeed, 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.

September 16

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 do not reveal these things you will be disqualified and will not be able to explain them away. Visit www.sheerinlaw.com or civilservice.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also contact me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

My website: www.sheerinlaw.com

You can read cases on my blog: Civilservice.sheerinlaw.com

You can call me toll-free: (888) 998-9984

September 15

NYPD Psychological Disqualification Appeal Process

Click on the link below to watch a video which describes the NYPD psychological disqualification appeal process, and the steps you need to take in order to succeed. The NYPD psych NOPD steps are followed by information on what to do if you receive a Notice for a 2nd interview. The video also advises you of what you should do if you receive a NOD or Notice of Disqualification, which can be appealed to the NYC Civil Service Commission. Click to watch the video.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website: www.sheerinlaw.com

September 11

NYPD Psychological Disqualification – 2nd Interview

There has been an increase in NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) emails going out to candidates. On a good note, if you receive one of these emails the success rate following second interviews has increased recently at the NYPD Psych Services Units located in Lefrak City in Queens, as well as the alternate location in Brooklyn.

You need to file a Disqualification Appeal in order to get this opportunity. When you receive the email, it will state that you have 30 days to appeal.

I offer free phone and ZOOM consultations for those who have questions about the appeal process and their chances based upon their history and the original psychological interview with the NYPD psychologist. If you do not appeal, your chances of winning an appeal later on in your life after another examination are greatly reduced.

The fact that there is an appeal process shows that hiring agencies can be wrong in judging character and psychological suitability of candidate. The appeal process also shows that a second interview with a senior or reviewing psychologist can find that the reason and/or rationale cited by the original interviewing NYPD psychologist was misplaced or wrong.

Also a reviewing NYPD psychologist can find that the testing scores on instruments such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) have been misapplied or misused by the interviewing psychologist.


March 24, 2020 – “Kevin helped me get my disqualification reversed after a second interview.”
Anne L.

March 11, 2020 – “I was disqualified and got a second interview and prepared with Kevin Sheerin in his office and my disqualification was reversed.”
Jeff J.

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.”
Anthony R.

If you receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification please call me at 516-248-0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com