April 19

NYPD Psychological Disqualification Appeal

18 years ago I helped a NYPD Police Officer candidate with their disqualification and won the very first appeal I ever had before the New York City Civil Service Commission. The candidate had made some poor decisions in life by using drugs during high school and being issued a summons for making graffiti.  Since that time I have helped many disqualified candidates win their appeals for various civil service jobs. I can help you too.

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

It is so important to get the facts before you act. In order to get the facts, a client needs 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. In addition, there is document review, which requires an in depth interview and a careful reading of all information that constitutes the disqualification decision.

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

One of my greatest rewards is hearing from a client that they have been successful.

Fortunately for candidates, the NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal process lately has resulted in more 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 interview. Tips and tactics and how to avoid the traps that could cause you problems are the main focus of the preparation.

It has been my pleasure over the years to assist disqualified candidates to open up and explain what has happened, and to take a deep dive into their past to understand not only the negative things but, also the positive things that make them a good candidate. This includes: 1) military veterans, including those who served in combat; 2) people who have overcome adversity in their life, including those with difficult upbringings and/or limited opportunities; 3) people who have struggled with learning disabilities, individual education plans (IEPs), Special Education, Resource Room, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder; and, 4) those who have used Attention medicines or have other challenges.

I believe you will be satisfied with your efforts to successfully challenge your NYPD Psychological Disqualification. This is a process that is already 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 will need to challenge the disqualification. Over the years, all of these successful challenges have proven that not every disqualification is correct.

If you receive a NOPD, YOU MUST ACT! Your disqualification will become final unless you appeal.

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

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April 16

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 Psychological 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 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…”
Vijay G.

February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which I passed! Always attentive, caring and responsive. Completely recommend!”

February, 2021 – “Mr. Sheerin is by far the best…  I have had an overall great professional experience, and he never gave up hope for me… 1000% recommend!”
Emmanuel C.

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!”
Connor O.

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.

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.

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

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April 5

NYPD Psych Disqualification Tips for Oral Psychological Interview

What are the best tips for doing well on a NYPD Oral Psychological Interview?

  1.  Cooperate by arriving on time and being properly dressed.
  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 are problematic.
  5. At the end of the 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 negative result.

Candidates may have an overflowing inbox with 25, 50 or 100 emails a day, but if you miss a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) email for a NYPD psychological disqualification or a Notice of Disqualification (NOD) and you do not respond within 30 days, your appeal may be dismissed.

Candidates may claim, “I never got it!”, but evidence can be submitted with the day, date and time the email was sent.

The best advice is to check your email inbox or spam folder very carefully EVERY DAY. Failure to do so will prevent you from getting appointed to the job after spending 40-50 hours in applicant processing.

Another tip may be to set up an email filter to have your email provider separate the emails into a separate folder.

Case dismissals are occurring more frequently, so you must pay close attention in order to prevent negative results.

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 received a NYPD Psych NOPD and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to call me at 516 248 0040.

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