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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…
What must I do every day if I am a candidate? If you are processing to be an NYPD officer you must check your email everyday. When you appeared at the Candidate Assessment Division you signed a form giving the NYPD permission to contact you by email. You can receive a Character Disqualification email from APDAdmin@nypd.org -OR- You can receive a Psychological Disqualification from pss@nypd.org If you receive one of these emails and do not…
  The NYPD is still issuing Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) during the current crisis.  If you receive a NYPD NOPD please call 516-248-3494 or email: kevin@sheerinlaw.com. If you were suspended in school you should say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find out if you have a school disciplinary record and when they get the reports from your SUNY school or any another college that you…
NYPD Disqualification Appeals: The NYPD continues to send out NOPDs during the shutdown. If you receive a NOPD disqualification please feel free to contact me and we can discuss the facts of your case via ZOOM during this COVID-19 social distancing period. Please stay safe. Call 516-248-3494 Email:  kevin@sheerinlaw.com http://www.sheerinlaw.com https://www.facebook.com/Law-Office-of-Kevin-P-Sheerin-275342279259723/    …
March 26, 2020 – “I received a NOPD from Department of Correction after being on psych hold for a whole year. Mr. Sheerin helped me out. In less than 6 months I was given a second oral psych and he continuously kept in touch with the department and informed me of the status. Decision was reversed, Very helpful law firm at a reasonable price…The communication is always on point, just a call or email away.…
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…
There is some confusion among candidates about whether they must appeal a NYPD psych review NOPD. (Notice of Proposed Disqualification) To clarify: you must appeal a NYPD NOPD 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…
  If you have been arrested you must check that your arrest appears on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that “someone told me my arrest record was sealed”. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must disclose your arrest and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case. If you were suspended in school you must disclose that you were suspended. Your investigator and psychologist…