Can I Join the NYPD Police Department with Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss among police officers and military people who use weapons in their line of work is common. It can come from exposure to loud noises which destroy the delicate hair cells of the inner ear. Today there are proven ways to compensate for this deficit through the use of sophisticated hearing technologies. So why…

What drugs disqualify a person from becoming a police officer?

Each agency has their own policy regarding drug use including how long ago the drug use was, the type of drug(s), and the amount used. Of course, any current drug abuse is an automatic disqualifier. Some agencies do not disqualify applicants for prior marijuana use provided that it has not occurred within the past several…

Why Hiring an Attorney to Help with Your Disqualification Appeal is Worth it

Discouragement is often the first feeling that comes over a candidate after they receive a NYPD NOPD. Followed by conversations with friends and family about how unfair the system is or how others with worse histories, problems or incidents were hired and are currently Police Officers. Once the initial shock has worn off, it is…

Can you have bad vision and become a NYPD Police Officer?

The vision requirements for becoming a police officer go beyond just correctable eyesight and whether you can wear glasses or contacts. Police Officers can wear glasses or contacts, but there are still some things to consider. Vision Correction. Vision can be corrected to 20/20, with most departments requiring uncorrected vision be no lower than 20/40. One…

Chances of Reversing a NYPD Psychological Disqualification

If you are currently disqualified, you have two chances to succeed. Your first chance may occur if you wind up having a positive outcome after a re-interview at the NYPD Psychological Disqualification NOPD phase. It is extremely important that you have a knowledgeable, experienced attorney and seasoned mental health professionals to help, guide and prepare…

Correction Officer Psychological Screening

For those interested in a job with the New York State Department of Correctional Services, there is information online regarding the psychological screening program for correction officer trainee candidates 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…

Appealing a NYPD Psychological Disqualification

We continue to help candidates who have been disqualified from the NYPD.  For more than 18 years we have assisted candidates who receive letters for NYPD psychological, NYPD medical or NYPD character or background disqualification.  In each of these areas we have had notable success in appealing the grounds for disqualification. It is crucial that…

NYPD Psychological, Medical and Character Disqualification Attorney

If you received a NYPD psychological, medical or character/background disqualification you should ACT NOW.  Please call 516-248-3494 or email Kevin Sheerin at kevin@sheerinlaw.com to schedule a free consultation.  There are two factors crucial to your disqualification appeal. The first is properly going through each step of the appeal process. The second factor is based more particularly…

NYPD Psychological Disqualification Process – What to Expect

What should you expect from the NYPD psychological testing process? The NYPD will give you a written exam consisting of hundreds of questions.  After the exam 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…

How to Prevent NYPD Psychological Disqualification

If your goal is to become a police officer, you must do a considerable amount of work before completing any forms, meeting with any investigator or attending any psychological evaluation. You will also need to research your school records, obtain your school transcript, and be ready to discuss any disciplinary history, withdrawals and/or failed classes….