September 28

NYPD Oral Psychological Interview

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

Candidates for NYPD and Nassau County Police Department and other law enforcement agencies may not be aware that the oral psychological exam can be rough.  The examiner, most often a Psychologist, can use an aggressive questioning pattern to find out if the candidate can handle confrontation.  The psychologist may also repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers. The candidate may think this is unfair, but t he best attitude is to be prepared for confrontation during the interview, and maintain your composure.

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

  1.  Cooperate by arriving on time and dressing properly.
  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 may be 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 bad result.

What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on the written exam, and you will be asked to explain your answers.

You will be asked questions about:

Education History
Work History
Driving History
Arrest History (if any)
Psychotherapy or medicines taken
Family and Relationships
Other relevant topics

You will also be asked to explain any issues that arise in any of the above topic areas.

You may be asked to provide authorizations for the Psychologist to get documents from schools or jobs, and you will have to provide them to complete the process.

You may receive notice that you have been placed on psychological review.  This review can take some time as other members of the NYPD team review your file.

Thereafter, you may receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD stating that you have 30 days to appeal.

Please call me at 516-248-0040 if you have any questions about your NYPD psych disqualification.

Candidates are sometimes surprised by the thoroughness of the psychological exam, including the written and oral components. Additionally, candidates can be shocked to learn how thorough the psychologist will be when investigating the following: school, work, interpersonal relationships, family relationships, legal issues, financial issues, substance use or abuse, alcohol use or abuse and mental health history.

The psychologist will request documents from as far back as pediatrician records, which often makes candidates wonder if the request is proper. Additionally, early psychotherapy records from childhood trauma or a parent’s divorce will be requested.

Often psychologists who counseled candidates in childhood may have closed their practice, discontinued work, retired, passed on or destroyed the records. Nevertheless, candidates must show that they made every effort to obtain the records, and prove that such efforts were made to the interviewing department psychologist.

If a psychologist receives records after the oral interview, the psychologist will review the records before making a final decision.

Candidates should be aware that if there are any documents from their past that indicate some testing or illness, or issues regarding school discipline or expulsion, or work discipline or termination, these documents will be requested by the interviewing psychologist.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their appeals. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD Psychological Disqualification, Oral Psychological Interview or would like to learn more about the rights of NYPD Proposed Disqualification Candidates, please call me at 516-248-0040 to schedule a free consultation.

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September 28

NYPD Psychological, Medical & Background/Character Disqualifications

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

As a Civil Service Appeals Law Firm, we help disqualified Civil Service job applicants appeal their NYPD disqualifications. If you receive a NYPD Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) for a psychological, medical or background/character disqualification feel free to contact us.

You can appeal a NYPD Psychological Disqualification by filing an appeal with the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division. Your best chances for a successful appeal is to hire a Civil Service Attorney and a forensic psychologist familiar with civil service disqualifications.

The first appeal of a NYPD psych disqualification is to the NYPD Candidate Assessment Division. In the case of psychological disqualifications you may get a 2nd psychological interview. If you receive a 2nd psychological interview it is best to prepare with an expert.

The next step would be a Notice of Disqualification (NOD) which is appealed to the NYC Civil Service Commission. The Commission holds hearings to determine if your disqualification was improper.

When you are disqualified, your disqualification will not be reversed unless you take action.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for many years, and I know how to appeal a NYPD Psychological Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too. If you have questions about your disqualification, and would like to schedule a free consultation, call 516 248 0040, as we have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, NYC DOC candidates for more than 18 years.

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September 28

NYPD Disqualification Appeals Lawyer

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If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD), you can appeal.  If you receive a NYPD psychological, medical or character/background disqualification please feel free to call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for a free consultation.  Two factors are crucial in your disqualification appeal.  The first is following the appeal process.  The second is the facts of your case.

It is vital that you consult with someone experienced in this appeals process.  Appealing the NOPD on your own can cause you to miss out on critical opportunities to make crucial arguments that may turn the appeal in your favor.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for many years, and I know how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your disqualification, and would like to schedule a free consultation, please call 516 248 0040, as I have been assisting disqualified NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, NYC DOC candidates for more than 18 years. 

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September 28

Reasons a Candidate May Receive a NYPD Psychological Disqualification

What can be expected in the NYPD psychological testing process?

The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the examination is scored you will be called to meet with a NYPD Psychological staff member for an oral psychological interview.

You may be asked questions about your answers given on the written exam and you will be asked to explain your answers.

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You will be asked questions about:

Education History
Work History
Driving History
Arrest History (if any)
Psychotherapy or medicines taken
Family and Relationships
Other relevant topics

You will be asked to explain any issues that arise in the above topic areas.

You may be asked to provide authorizations for the Psychologist to get documents from your schools or jobs, and you will have to provide to them to complete the process.

You may receive notice that you have been placed on psychological review.  This review can take some time as other members of the NYPD team review your file.

Thereafter, you may receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD stating that you have 30 days to appeal.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, and I am very experienced in how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD psychological disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my office, please do not hesitate to contact me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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September 28

Increasing NYPD NOPD Appeal Success at Second Interview

There has been a sharp increase in the percentage of candidates appealing their NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification, and subsequently succeeding at a second interview.

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

But, before you can get a second interview you must appeal your disqualification.

It’s good to get the facts before you act.

I am available for a phone consultation, a zoom conference or FaceTime. We can discuss the facts of your history, the appeal process for NOPD appeals (“step one”), including what occurred in the oral psychological interview, tips and tactics and how to avoid the traps in a second interview, the process for filing an appeal with the New York City Civil Service Commission if you do not succeed at step one, how to present the best case to get a hearing before the commission and how to succeed at a hearing before the commission.

CLIENT REVIEWS AFTER SECOND INTERVIEW:

April, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin did an excellent job with my appeal. A straight shooter that gets you to the finish line with ease. Highly knowledgeable and thorough. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. I highly recommend his services!” – Daniel G.

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

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.

I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 years, and I am very experienced in how to appeal a NYPD Disqualification. Over the years I have helped many clients win their appeal. I can help you too.

If you have questions about your NYPD psychological disqualification and you would like to schedule a free consultation, contact me at 516 248 0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com.

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