“How to Tell If Your Teenager Is Lying”

The Justice Clearinghouse is hosting our first webinar in the Inductive Interview Series, which we have only half-jokingly subtitled “How to Tell If Your Teenager Is Lying.” In the world of law enforcement, every contact is an interview. Officers at every level, as well as dispatchers, correctional personnel, criminal interdiction teams, mental health professionals, and even parents, can benefit from this training.

Date: Jan 10, 2019
Time: 1pm ET
Cost: $0
Click Here to Register

In this first session, “An Overview of the Inductive Interview System,” we will introduce basic principles of conducting non-coercive, non-linear forensic interviews. We will not only review all six phases of the Inductive Interview System, we will explore some practical interviewing techniques for detecting deception and drilling down for the truth. Even seasoned interviewers and interrogators are sure to find the webinar beneficial.

Join us on Jan. 10 at 1pm ET for this free webinar. Follow this link to register:

Over 500 participants have already signed up for this exciting webinar, but there is still room for more! So register today…

This webinar is excellent for:
Criminal Investigators
     Drug Enforcement Officers
     Interdiction Teams
     Accident Investigators
     Internal Affairs Investigators
     Patrol Officers
     Probation Agents
     Victim Advocates
     School Officials
     Child Advocates
     Mental Health Professionals
     Parents of Teenagers…

For information about the 3-day Inductive Interview Certification Course:  

Click here to download the Inductive Interview Course Flyer.

Follow this link to download the 2019 Police Dynamics Training Proposal.

Let’s start the New Year off right with a web-based training course from Justice Clearinghouse!

Sheriff Ray Nash, ret.

CEO – Police Dynamics Institute, Inc.
Master Trainer – Inductive Interview System

The Police Dynamics Institute, in conjunction with Forensic Interviewing and Consulting Services and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting the three-day Inductive Interview Certification Course in Morgan County, Colorado. The course dates are Jan 28-30, 2019. To register for the course, please contact Diana Evans at devans@co.morgan.co.us.

This course is excellent for:
Criminal Investigators
Drug Enforcement Officers
Interdiction Teams
Accident Investigators
Internal Affairs Investigators
Patrol Officers
Mental Health Professionals

Justice Clearinghouse will be hosting a webinar on Thurs, Jan 10 entitled Introduction to the Inductive Interview System at the following times:

1:00 PM ET
12:00 PM CT
11:00 AM MT
10:00 AM PT

To register for the webinar, go to:

Course Description

In law enforcement, every contact is an interview. So, it is essential for both investigators and street officers to master the art of interviewing and interrogation. Advances in forensic technology have confirmed that overly coercive interviewing techniques and clever psychological tactics can produce false confessions and cause people to shut down. The Inductive Interview System is proven to produce credible results and reliable confessions.

Easily mastered by any officer, the Inductive Interview System creates an environment conducive to full disclosure of the truth while overcoming a subject’s attempts at deception or suppression. Our unique, “non-linear” approach is significantly different, more reliable, and much more flexible than traditional interviewing systems.

Course Topics:

  • Why People Lie
  • The 6-Step Inductive Interview Process
  • Specialized Questioning Techniques
  • Behavioral “Leakage”
  • Verbal Indicators
  • The Ten Types of Deception
  • Seven Virtues of an Interviewer
  • Managing Denials
  • Induction Techniques
  • Turning an Admission into a Confession
  • Documenting the Confession
  • Divergence Techniques
  • Rationalizations and Minimizations
  • Preventing False Confessions
  • Signs of Surrender

Presented in a fast-paced, dynamic format, the workshop features case studies and videos of actual interviews and confessions to emphasize the training points.

Download the Course Flyer

Inductive Interview Flyer 6

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Criminals invade neighborhoods much like pythons have invaded the Florida Everglades.

While on “Python Patrol” in the ‘Glades, I took a few minutes to record this latest Police Dynamics training videos. In this segment from the Dynamic of Strongholds, I use the metaphor of roaches invading a house to illustrate how ineffective traditional law enforcement can be in fighting crime in troubled neighborhoods. Just like roaches rely on a disorderly and dirty environment in which to breed, criminals rely on Fear, Apathy, Tolerance for Crime, and Mistrust of the Police. These environmental elements are best attacked through a coactive trust-based relationships with the community.


After last month’s webinar on the E5 Leadership: the Essentials of Ethical Excellence hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse, they took the Q&A session from the end of the webinar and converted it into an online article. To take a look, go here: http://justiceclearinghouse.com/resource/after-the-webinar-e5-leadership-qa-with-ray-nash/

The participants asked these very insightful questions:

  1. How do we hire for character and how could we modify existing hiring practices to accomplish this?

  2. How can you regain trust when you have made a bad decision despite years of making good ones?

  3. How do we justify leniency for a previously “model officer” in light of all public attention on our work?

  4. How do we begin this conversation with the leadership team to clearly set the standards?

Click here to read my responses.

On Thur. June 21 at 1:00PM EDT, the Justice Clearinghouse is hosting the last webinar in the Police Dynamics leadership series: E5 – The Essentials of Ethical Excellence.

In this session, we explore the five “Es” of ethical leadership all built around the standards of the organization:

E1 – Establish the Standard:
Almost all law enforcement standards are behavior or performance-based. Learn the importance of establishing character-based standards within your agency or team.

E2 – Embrace the Standard:
Once the standards have been established, how can they be communicated effectively? The organization’s standards should be reflected in policy, promotions, training, and discipline.

E3 – Encourage the Standard:
How to motivate officers and staff to achieve the highest of standards of ethical decision-making and professional performance.

E4 – Embody the Standard:
When it comes to leadership, the messenger IS the message. The standards of the organization must be reflected by its leaders.

E5 – Enforce the Standard:
How to deal with ethical and performance failures. A character-based system of progressive discipline is the final step in achieving ethical excellence.

Read my interview with Justice Clearinghouse about this upcoming session here:

Go to the Justice Clearinghouse website today to register for this free training session.

The IN2 Inductive Interview Certification Course will be held at the
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in St. Matthews, SC Aug. 6-8, 2018.

Download the course flyer here:
Inductive Interview Flyer – Calhoun County SO – 2018

For more information or to register for the course, click on the address below or send an email to:

Agency Contact: Major Matt Trentham – (803) 874-2741

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
2811 Old Belleville Road
Saint Matthews, SC 29135

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:

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.

Sheriff Ray Nash

Sheriff Ray Nash

Free Training Resources

The Benefits of Good Character
49 Character Qualities
10 Virtues of a Law Officer
Police Dynamics Intro Video


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