Psychological Traits the NYPD Looks for in a Candidate

The NYPD focuses on specific psychological characteristics when considering whether of not a Candidate will succeed as a Police Officer. In general, the characteristics of a successful Police Officer are reflective of a psychologically healthy person. Successful Police Officers were found to score high on the following attributes:

– Agreeableness
– Assertiveness/Extroversion
– Conscientiousness/Responsibility/Dependability
– Emotional toughness (freedom from anxiety, hostility and psychological distress)
– Flexibility/Adaptability
– Independence/Achievement orientation
– Integrity
– Intellectual efficiency
– Self-discipline/Self-control
– Social confidence/Self-assuredness
– Social sensitivity
– Tolerance
– Well-being

For further information regarding Positive Psychological Indicators click the link below:
Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual

Kevin is a retired NYPD Captain who specializes in NYPD Disqualification Appeals. He has more than 20 years of experience helping Candidates appeal and reverse their disqualification.

If you failed your NYPD Psychological Evaluation or have been disqualified for any reason and would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Kevin Sheerin at 516 248 0040.




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