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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…
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.  Also the psychologist may repeat previously asked questions to see if they are are going to be met with consistent answers. The candidate may think to themselves that this…
What are the best tips for doing well on an NYPD Oral Psychological Interview?  Cooperate by arriving on time and dressing properly. 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. 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…
If you receive a Psychological Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) from the NYPD you would have 30 days to decide whether you would like to appeal. If you do not take action this disqualification would most likely affect your chances of being hired by other law enforcement agencies. The good news is that the NYPD has begun a second psychological interview or an NOPD interview for some candidates that choose to appeal. This second interview…
The number of candidates getting their disqualification reversed at a second psychological interview has recently increased. You must file a NYPD Psych DQ NOPD Appeal in order to get a chance at a second interview.  If you receive a second interview you are best served to know the issues that were raised in your disqualification and the arguments made by your appeal Mental Health Professional (MHP). NOTE: If you receive a NYPD Psych Review NOPD…
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.…
There is a sharply increasing percentage of candidates appealing their NYPD NOPD psychological disqualification who are succeeding at a second interview. Before you can get a second interview you must appeal. 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 including NOPD appeals or step 1, what occurred in the oral psychological…
When you receive a civil service job disqualification such as a NYPD psych dq and/or FDNY medical disqualification it’s crucial that you meet with a civil service law attorney to discuss your case. An attorney who is knowledgeable in the area will be able to explain to you the three steps to the appeal process. The attorney will be able to get your background, history and complete story of your application process, any interaction you…
We are here to assist you if you receive a NYPD Disqualification. Call (516)248-3494 or email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com. There is a two step appeal process. The first appeal is to the NYPD who will review the appeal package you submit. In the case of psychological disqualifications you may get a second psych interview. If you receive a second psych interview it is best to prepare with an expert. The main issues that will come up in…
The best advice you can receive if you want to be a NYPD officer is to get your Certificates of Disposition from any arrests or summonses you may have received and your Lifetime Abstract from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles before you complete your Applicant Processing forms. If you guess about any arrests you may have or moving violations or summonses you had you will receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification-NOPD stating that…