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  1. #1
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    Veteran disqualified by NYPD.

    Is there anyone else who has been disqualified too?

  2. #2
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    I'm sure we have people DQ'd on the board...still looking. Can you be more specific on parameters? Med, physical fitness, testing? We can better respond to your questions.
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  3. #3
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    Thank you for replying. Actually all. Particularly the Psych.

  4. #4
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    Still pretty general a question, but you can be pretty sure that a lot more people are disqualified than hired in almost every law enforcement agency. At the current time, a significant number of those not hired will be veterans. I don't know what specific hiring parameters the NYPD has for veterans, other than they will accept two years of military service with an honorable discharge in place of their requirement for 60 undergraduate credits. However, no matter what the veteran's preference, it does not replace successfully completing all of the required steps. It is a boost up (as it is for NYPD) but not a guarantee of success.

    Not much anyone can do if they can't pass a medical screening unless the issue can be dealt with through treatment. The NYPD website has a ton of information about the physical performance requirements and the test, and like most of the other issues this is a matter where the candidate can prepare or improve themselves through study and practice. You can't study for the psych, but my experience with these tests is that applicants sometimes make the mistake of trying to figure out some kind of what they think is a "police" answer to the questions and come off badly. Best just to answer the questions as yourself or as if your mom was asking them.

    Again, if it is a medical issue or a disqualification for the reasons listed on their website (arrests, etc.) probably not much you can do. If it was a performance issue on the civil service exam, the psych or the physical standards testing there is a bunch you can do to prepare or approach it differently. Plenty of successful applicants for LE jobs only got through on their second or third try or by looking at another agency.

    If you are just looking for folks who have been unsuccessful as well this go round, you'll have to wait and see. You can search NYPD and see what folks have said previously about their process.
    Last edited by ATF SAC; 03-18-2014 at 12:02.
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