December 13

NYPD Disqualification Appeals Lawyer

Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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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December 13

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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December 12

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.

For more NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal information visit my website at www.sheerinlaw.com

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.

Attached is the international Association of Chiefs of Police Guidelines for Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations. They are used by many Law Enforcement agencies.

Click here to check the attached document

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.

Email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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December 12

Rights of NYPD Proposed Disqualification Candidates

DCAS is New York City’s personnel department. DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD. You can appeal your NYPD disqualification. Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may challenge an agency’s findings on the grounds that such findings were made in bad faith or were arbitrary and capricious.

There are three potential appeals:

  1. NOPD – Notice of Proposed Disqualification. Based on NYS Civil Service Law 50(4) a hiring agency must give a disqualified candidate an opportunity to provide explanations for a proposed disqualification in writing.
  2. NOD – Notice of Disqualification. A disqualified candidate can appeal a disqualification to the Civil Service Commission.
  3.  If the disqualification is upheld by the Civil Service Commission the candidate can file an Article 78 lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in the County concerned.
Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

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 about your NYPD Psych Disqualification Appeal and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to call me at 516 248 0040.

Email me: kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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December 9

You Must Appeal Your NYPD NOPD Psychological Review or Your Case will be Dismissed

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThere is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psychological review Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD). To clarify: YES, you must appeal a 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 DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THESE DEADLINES, THIS PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED. If you try to begin your appeal at the Notice of Disqualification (NOD) stage, as some people will advise you to do, 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.

It is imperative that you hire the RIGHT psychologist to represent you in your NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal. There are crucial steps you should take and questions you must ask before hiring a Mental Health Care Professional to assist you with your appeal. I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 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.

Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinThere is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psychological review Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD). To clarify: YES, you must appeal a 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 DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THESE DEADLINES, THIS PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL UNSUITABILITY WILL BECOME FINAL. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR FILE REVIEWED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DURING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED. If you try to begin your appeal at the Notice of Disqualification (NOD) stage, as some people will advise you to do, 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.

It is imperative that you hire the RIGHT psychologist to represent you in your NYPD Psychological Disqualification appeal. There are crucial steps you should take and questions you must ask before hiring a Mental Health Care Professional to assist you with your appeal. I have been a civil service disqualification appeals attorney for more than 18 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 NYPD Psych Disqualification Appeal and would like to schedule a free consultation, please feel free to call me at 516 248 0040.

You can also email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

Visit my website www.sheerinlaw.com for more information about NYPD disqualification appeals.

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