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For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates on line which covers an overview of the screening program, lists the psychological tests administered, and explains the rating system. It also provides a breakdown of the number of people tested, number of disqualifications, number of appeals, and number of disqualifications that were overturned. I have been a…
The NYPD re-interviews candidates who receive NYPD psychological NOPD emails.  This re-interview most often occurs at NYPD Psychological Services in East Elmhurst. The only way to get a re-interview is by appealing your NYPD psychological NOPD within 30 days. Below is a video describing the NYPD disqualification appeal process. Please feel free to call 516-248-3494 to schedule a free, in office consultation to discuss your history, the oral interview and the 3 step appeal process. …
Candidates who fail to provide requested documents during the application process for police officer will have their file marked discontinued.  There is no appeal from a discontinued status. Candidates that receive a NOPD or Notice of Proposed Disqualification have thirty (30) days to appeal their disqualification. To succeed in an appeal it is best to hire an expert to assist you.  Depending on your level of interest in this job, the investment may pay off…
May, 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. March 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…” Vijay G. February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me…
This is a short video about the New York City Civil Service Law Section 61, known as the 1 in 3 rule. If you have any questions about the 1 in 3 rule, please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 3494. Website: www.sheerinlaw.com Blog:  civilservice.sheerinlaw.com Facebook: Law_Office_of Kevin_P._Sheerin Twitter: @DQLawyer Mr. Harvey Randall, New York State Civil Service law scholar and author of NY Public Personnel Law  https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/ mentioned that the “three…
If you received a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) in your email inbox you can appeal.  If you receive a NYPD psychological, medical or character/background disqualification, I offer a free consultation.  Please feel free to call 516-248-3494 or email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to arrange for your 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…
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…
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…
If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do considerable homework before filling out any forms, meeting with any investigator or attending any psychological evaluation. You must research your school records, obtain your school transcript, and be ready to discuss any disciplinary history, as well as any withdrawals and/or failed classes. You must also know the dates and semesters you attended both high school and college. You should also be able to…
A police officer must first file an appeal with the NYC Civil Service Commission before filing an Article 78 under the doctrine of “exhaustion of remedies.” A hiring agency may disqualify a candidate up to three years after hiring the candidate.  The three year limit does not apply if fraud was used in the application process. In the instant case the Appellate Division, First Department dismissed the Article 78 because the candidate failed to appeal…