Jul 15

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

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Law Office of Kevin P. Sheerin

There is some confusion amongst 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 would like the opportunity to have your disqualification reversed, please feel free to call 516-248-0040 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to discuss your NYPD Psychological Review and/or NYPD NOPD Psychological Disqualification appeal.

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