I recently received this endorsement from a sergeant working for a Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin. I think it’s the best endorsement Police Dynamics has ever received.
“I have attended two Leadership seminars in which Ray Nash was the primary speaker. The first time I heard him speak was at the Badger Sheriff’s Association Conference. After that first event, I immediately recognized that this guy gets it. Ray is a cop’s cop and he understands the cop mindset. As an instructor myself, I can honestly tell you that Ray knows his stuff and he is a very “dynamic” instructor. I kind of laugh when I say that word, because I remember Ray defining the word “dynamic” for us in class and giving us the Latin breakdown (What a geek! ….just kidding of course).
“As far as how Ray’s training has impacted my agency, here’s what I can tell you. I have seen a marked difference in the individuals who attended the Police Dynamics Leadership training. My agency also subscribes to the Sheriff’s Institute for Credible Leadership Development (the on-line Leadership Academy of the National Sheriff’s Association) in which many of Ray’s lectures are presented on-line. A good number of Deputies in my agency have taken that on-line course and have commented to me that they really got a lot out of Ray Nash’s lectures. I personally have read Ray’s book, Police Dynamics, which reinforces much of what he presents. I’m glad I have the book, because I refer to it regularly. Not so much because I don’t already have the answer to a question or problem, but more so because I really like the way that Ray uses analogies and articulates simple concepts.
“Listen carefully to Ray’s take on Community Policing (Co-Active Policing). I have always lived by the concept that relationships are the conduit of influence. You can’t hope to influence another unless you have some sort of a relationship with that person. Trust is the key element in any relationship. Again, Ray gets it.
“Finally, I will say that if Ray were my Sheriff, I would go to work every day pumped and ready to go because every cop wants to work for someone who empowers them and praises them more so for their character traits demonstrated than the deeds themselves.”