This is the second webinar in our Centurion Principles series. It airs live through Justice Clearinghouse on April 24 at 3pm EDT.

The majority of work-related stress in the law enforcement profession stems from unhealthy internal relationships. Unresolved internal conflicts:

  • result in hurt, depression, anger, and jealousy
  • undermine internal discipline
  • reduce agency effectiveness
  • contribute to bitterness and other stress-related disorders

Learn how the integration and promotion of specific CENTURION Virtues can restore renegade officers, stabilize internal relationships, and reduce stress.

Follow this link to register through Justice Clearinghouse.

And check out our new link to download a 2018 Police Dynamics Training Proposal.


I am currently putting together my Police Dynamics schedule for the 2018-2019 training year. There are a number of Police Dynamics courses available:

1. The Centurion Principles™  2-days
2. Core Training  1-day
3. Tactical Series  1-day
4. Leadership Series  1-3 days
5. Corrections & Detention Series 1-3 days

Plus a new course we are offering this year:

Inductive Interview™ System – The Art and Science of Forensic Interviewing

And there are now three options for hosting a live training course:

1. All-inclusive Direct Contract
2. Expense-based Direct Contract
3. Tuition-based Host Agency

So for more information about hosting a course in your region, contact me and I will send you a current training proposal that outlines all the details.

Sheriff Ray Nash, ret.
President – Police Dynamics Institute


Justice Clearinghouse has partnered with the Police Dynamics Institute to present a new webinar Mar 22 (3-4pm EDT) featuring “yours truly.” There is no charge for the course.

The Centurion Principle is the foundational teaching of the entire Police Dynamics training program. Virtually every ethical failure or instance of police misconduct can be traced back to a violation of this principle when officers operate “out from under authority” and represent their own egos. Conversely, Faithful Officers remain under the protection of their authorities without letting their egos get in the way.

This webinar explores the consequences of officers “giving away” lawful authority by resorting to ego-power. Then presents practical steps to professionally exercise their authority to build trust, generate voluntary compliance with the law, and prevent ethical failures.

Presenter: Sheriff Ray Nash (Ret.),
President and Founder – Police Dynamics Institute, Inc.
Summerville, SC

Follow this link to register for the course or to find out more:
http://justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/centurion-principle-dynamic-of-authority/

SPECIAL NOTE: I am currently compiling my schedule for the remainder of the 2018 training year. To find out how to host a seminar in your area, contact me at: ray@policedynamics.com or 843 200-0800 and I will send you an updated training proposal.

There are over 100 law enforcement and leadership training videos on this website. You are welcome to use the material for your own personal development or for training sessions within your agency. I just ask that you give us proper attribution…

And remember, don’t just keep up the good work. Keep Up the Good Character…!

Sheriff Ray Nash, ret.
CEO – Police Dynamics Institute, Inc.


The National Command and Staff College is hosting a number of MAGNUS Leadership Conferences throughout the US. MAGNUS Leadership provides officers with a foundation of character-based principles for increased resiliency and tactical responses to the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world of law enforcement.

In this 2-day seminar, I co-present with Dr. Mitch Javidi, the founder and chancellor of the National Command and Staff College. I present portions of the Police Dynamics program while he adds the critical dimensions of Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, and the tactical application of Reversal Theory. This program has been well received everywhere we have presented it, including NYPD as the core of their NYPD Credible Leadership Initiative.

Upcoming seminars are scheduled for:

Click on the links above to find out more about each course.

Follow this link to download the brochure or register for a course.

Follow this link to find out more about hosting a course in your area.


Justice Clearinghouse is hosting another Police Dynamics webinar on March 22 at 3pm EST. This one is on the Centurion Principle – the Dynamic of Authority, which I believe to be the centerpiece of the Police Dynamics training program. In preparation for the webinar, Justice Clearinghouse interviewed me about some of the material I will be presenting. Hope to “see” you on the 22nd!


Join me on Feb 6 at 3pm EST for a free webinar on Making the Character Connection – the Dynamic of Virtue, sponsored by the Justice Clearinghouse.

Character is the seed that produces the fruit of high achievement. Most police training programs focus on competencies (behavior, performance, achievement), yet most of our problems stem from a lack of character.

 

Establishing character-based standards is one of the first steps to building trust in the community, encouraging high standards, and improving both morale and performance.

Learn to build a culture of character by:

  • Gaining a new vocabulary

  • Making the “character connection” by recognizing the qualities that produce high achievement

  • Anticipating the character test

To register for this free webinar, go to: http://justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/making-character-connection-dynamic-virtue/

We will be conducting additional webinars for Justice Clearinghouse in the coming months, so stay tuned for more information.


The National Sheriff’s Association and the National Command and Staff College have partnered to present a webinar Thu, Dec. 14 (2-3pm) called:

VUCA and the Centurion Principle of MAGNUS Officers

Law enforcement officers operate in a world of increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA). MAGNUS Officers (Javidi, et al) counter the effects of VUCA through the purposeful integration and encapsulation of key virtues in their lives. Practically every ethical failure or instance of police misconduct can be traced back to a violation of the Centurion Principle, operating “out from under authority” and pursuing ego-centric gratifications. Conversely, MAGNUS officers faithfully represent their authorities without letting their egos get in the way.

This webinar explores the consequences of officers “giving away” lawful authority by resorting to ego-power. Then presents practical steps to professionally exercise their authority to build trust, generate voluntary compliance with the law, and prevent ethical failures.

Presenter: Sheriff Ray Nash (Ret.), Vice-President, Training and Development, International Academy of Public Safety and Director, Sheriff’s Institute for Credible Leadership Development, Summerville, SC

To register, go to:
https://www.sheriffs.org/events/VUCA-and-Centurion-Principle-of-MAGNUS-Officers

Other courses available through the National Command and Staff College:

MAGNUS Leadership

A Tactical Application of Reversal Theory for Enhanced Officer Wellness and Resiliency

and

The Inductive Interview System

A New Approach to Tactical Interviewing

 


Category: Police Dynamics

The current anti-police narrative that we are experiencing got me thinking about the qualities that mark a professional law enforcement officer. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list, but I thought I would share with you five that were on my mind while I was at Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee.

The qualities in my list are:

  • Hatred of Evil
  • Love of Justice
  • Respect for the Law
  • Commitment to Character
  • Genuine Humility

According to our Character Maxim, “recognizing achievement to the exclusion of character can actually encourage bad character.” Instead, we promote the idea of making the Character Connection by connecting the achievement with one or more Character Qualities (Virtues of the MAGNUS Officer) that made the achievement possible. This is a powerful paradigm and I think you will enjoy this example of character-based praise from a law enforcement colleague and supporter of Police Dynamics from Australia.

THE CHARACTER MAXIM
Focusing on achievement to the exclusion of character inadvertently encourages bad character

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Although it was in the wake of a terrible tragedy, I was so honored to have been asked by the WI Dept. of Justice and the Int’l. Academy of Public Safety to present a series of training events in the aftermath of the quadruple homicide that also took the life of a responding officer. The events focused on building resiliency and promoting healing.

In honor of Detective Jason Weiland, EOW March 22, 2017
Detective Jason Weiland


Sheriff Ray Nash

Sheriff Ray Nash

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Sheriff
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former 2nd VP - National Sheriff's Association

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Sheriff
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Sheriff
Tarrant County, TX

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City Manager
Owasso, OK

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Police Dynamics participant

[We have] more awareness of the preventative benefits of a character initiative as opposed to the typical reactive approach to situations. There is a sense of excitement by organization leaders as they begin to see a change in their culture. Bob Powell
Character Council
Fort Collins, CO

"[The Police Dynamics training] brings us closer together, more like a family … it reminds us of why we’re out there and what it’s about.”
Captain John Decker
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, SC

"This class gave me the vocabulary that I have been looking for to praise and motivate my employees."
Police Dynamics participant

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Highlands County, FL

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Major P.D. Taylor
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

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Sgt. Julie Shearer
Cincinnati Police Div.

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Chaplain Carl Nelson
Colorado Springs Police Department

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Hon. F.A. Schad
Former Judge
Burleson, TX

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Teofil Parasca
Assistant Superintendent
Arad County Police
Romania

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Chief Lynn Williams
Chickasha, OK

“We need to return to our basic character traits that made this country great. Ray Nash has the program to do it."
Police Dynamics participant

"This shows us a new approach to recognize those employees’ character traits and to recognize and acknowledge them for those good traits versus, “You did an excellent job…” It’s some fresh ideas in an area that we probably all need to change."
Major P.D. Taylor
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

"In the three years prior to our character initiative, we had 42 labor and employee grievances, and seven different lawsuits. In the three years since we put the character initiative in place, we have had two grievances and no lawsuits from employees. I think that, in and of itself, is significant."
Rodney Ray
City Manager
Owasso, OK

"Absolutely fantastic! It reminded me of why I wanted to be a peace officer."
Police Dynamics participant

"the finest value-added training anywhere."
Sheriff David Williams
Tarrant County, TX

"We continue to benefit from your teaching and hire with a strong emphasis on character."
Chief Tom McClain
Willard, MO

"Once again, I feel absolutely indebted to you for the program you have developed and your desire to change the world through the building of better law enforcement officers."
Glen P. Trainor
Undersheriff
Grand County, CO

"Sheriff Ray Nash is an internationally recognized speaker that you and your staff will learn powerful principles from, while enjoying the lesson."
DeWayne Beggs
Sheriff
Cleveland County, OK

"Very comprehensive, a great resource manual for the future. The seminar was dynamic in every way. What a great resource for people throughout their day-to-day routines.”
Doug Carter
Trooper
Indiana State Police