Many people seek employment from cities, counties or the state of California and Homeland Security, which often require them to pass a series of exams, including a psychological evaluation. Examples of these include: Coroner, Sheriffs, Police and Fire Departments, Probation, Corrections, Parole, Child Protective Services, Border Patrol, Dental Board, etc. Sometimes their efforts are unsuccessful. When this happens, current law allows the individual to seek an appeal.
The pre-employment appeal process requires that the psychologist performing the evaluation meet certain training and experience requirements; more specifically, that the psychologist have met the requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
We have extensive experience offering these services having performed over 150 evaluations of this type. Although everyone's situation is different and there are never any guarantees of success, many of our clients report that they were successful in their appeal. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, consider that you may have invested a lot of time and effort in the pursuit of your career and whether you should consider pursuing an appeal. Call us to learn how we may be of assistance to you.
Dr. Daniel E. Bruzzone, Psy.D., QME, PSY 26003
Member of the Official List of California POST Evaluators
Associate Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Member, Society of Criminal & Police Psychology (SCPP)
Fire Psychology Association Conference Attendee (September 2018)