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As of a few minutes ago, we hit 15,000 views on the Police Dynamics Blog.  I started this blog in February of last year and it has been a labor of love ever since. I appreciate your support, but mostly I appreciate your commitment to the principles of good character and professional law enforcement…

Sheriff Ray Nash

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The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 119 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 68 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 142mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 9th with 351 views. The most popular post that day was About Me.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for police training videos, sheriff ray nash, models of policing, police dynamics media, and proper exercise of authority.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


About Me February 2010


Training Videos February 2010


Police Dynamics February 2010
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The Three Models of Policing / Leadership February 2010


Contact Me February 2010


Thanks for a great  first year!

Sheriff Ray

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I just learned that my re-deployment to Afghanistan has been delayed for three weeks so I will have time for one or two Police Dynamics conferences. If anyone is interested, we need to start making plans fairly soon. Due to demand, this will have to be on a “first come – first served” basis.

Contact me at for a training proposal or to schedule a conference…

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Interestingly, after I posted the two videos that were recorded at the Dead Sea, I was contacted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. They were so impressed with the site that they asked me to help them promote the Dead Sea as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Apparently, the Dead Sea is on the short list of sites and a designation as one of the 7 wonders will help Israel’s tourism economy. The New7Wonders is an ad campaign that allows you to vote for your choices from the short list that has already been chosen. The Ministry of Tourism has set up a special website just so you can vote for the Dead Sea. I’ve already visited the site and cast my vote.

This is an official campaign that is endorsed by the Israeli government. However, keep in mind that it IS an ad campaign so they ask for some personal information such as name and email address before you can cast your vote. You also have to vote for six other choices before you can cast your vote for the Dead Sea. But I found it interesting to learn more about these other wonders of the world as well.

Here’s your chance to help support our friends in Israel…

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Here we are frolicking in the Dead Sea. They say the mud is real good for your skin due to the mineral content so I thought I would try rubbing it in. The salt and mineral content is so high that you can float effortlessly. If you’ve never experienced it, it really is an odd feeling. You bob like a cork! Just don’t get it in your eyes. It’s worse than pepper spray…!

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We had a very progressive chief who saw an opportunity to do something creative in the midst of the fuel crisis. These cars were deceivingly effective. With fuel injection, front-wheel drive, and manual transmissions (not to mention some fine tuning by race car builder Fred Slack at S&S Automotive), they were quick from 0-90mph. And could take the twisting roads in Irmo much better than the muscle cars of the day. I ran down so many Camaros and Trans Ams that my fellow officers threatened to paint Camaro emblems on my fender like a fighter pilot. The only chase I ever lost was to a Jaquar on a straight-away.

Why do you think they called them Rabbits…?

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Thanks for all of your support…!

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Police Dynamics Training

I’m going to have time for one Police Dynamics training conference while I am back in the states on leave. So if you want to attend a live conference, this will be your only chance for a while.

The 2-day conference is hosted by the Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission in Springfield, IL and will be held at the State Police Academy. Training dates are July 7-8, 2010. Click here to view the flyer for the conference.

Tuition is free and open to any law enforcement officer, including those from out of state, but the space is limited. You can register online at the LETAC website. Hope to see you there…

Here is the description of the training by the LETAC Director:

Sheriff Nash gave this presentation several years ago at our annual Executive Development Workshop and received some of the best reviews we have ever seen. His presentation is powerful and the lessons learned can be used in both personal and professional situations. The instructor not only gives you tools to improve your leadership skills, but makes you THINK about everything. ALL law enforcement officers are LEADERS – no matter what your assignment or rank. This class is NOT to be missed – by anyone!

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Our first night in the Holy Land after visiting Petra was supposed to be in a Bedouin Camp. This wasn’t exactly what we expected, but we were so tired and butt-sore we really didn’t care too much…

Our “Bedouin” Camp

An outstanding traditional meal at Wadi Musa, near Petra

Camel Ride near Petra

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What Law Enforcement and Community Leaders Are Saying About Police Dynamics

“A few years ago, we brought the Police Dynamics program to the Cincinnati Police Division and were most impressed with the quality of the training and richness of the program.”
Mike Daly
Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

"I have attended training conducted by the Police Dynamics Institute in the past and know Ray Nash both personally and professionally. They have my whole-hearted endorsement…"
Sheriff Larry Williams
Orangeburg, SC

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to see this website. I was introduced to your video on the Dynamics of Authority through my father who is a police chaplain for the FBI and local law enforcement agencies here in Las Cruces. I have taught and applied the Dynamics model to my students when I was a teacher, and now to my department as a fire fighter."
Nathan Carr
Las Cruces Fire Dept.

“One of the greatest seminars I have ever attended in the 33 years I’ve been a Deputy.”
Walter Bolinger
Marion County Sheriff’s Office, IN

"I was so impressed by the (Police Dynamics) program that I purchased your video tape series. All Grand County Sheriff’s Employees subsequently viewed the tapes, and I have also mandated that all new Sheriff’s Employees watch it as well."
Glen Trainor
Grand County Sheriff’s Office

"It is with much enthusiasm that I encourage senior law enforcement executives to make attending the Police Dynamics seminar a key training priority for your agency."
DeWayne Beggs
Cleveland County, OK
former 2nd VP - National Sheriff's Association

"I am convinced of the benefits of the Police Dynamics program."
Jerry Martin
Delores County, CO
former Pres - County Sheriff's of Colorado

"Honestly, I’ve not been more impressed with a police training that I’ve attended in the last 20 years..."
Tom McClain
Chief of Police
Willard, MO

"I am a firm believer that Police Dynamics and Character First! equip the men and women that work for the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office to do their job and do it better."
John Whetsel
Oklahoma County, OK

"If you believe that good character is an essential element in policing, you will want to send your key staff to Police Dynamics."
David Williams
Tarrant County, TX

"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

"This course was one of the best training sessions that I’ve been through. This concept will benefit me and the staff in my division."
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

"We’ve built a much better relationship with each other. We’ve seen a decrease in complaints. We’ve become a family instead of a place to work."
Sheriff Howie Godwin
Highlands County, FL

“This shows us a new approach to recognize employees’ character traits - and to 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

"The Police Dynamics training that Ray Nash brought teaches the things that are at the core of being a good police officer – being trustworthy, being of good character…"
Sgt. Julie Shearer
Cincinnati Police Div.

“In the Police Dynamics training seminar, the officers are able to set a standard in their own lives of the kind of character they want to see in their community."
Chaplain Carl Nelson
Colorado Springs Police Department

"Character is the solution to the real problem in our community of crime. Character supplies the answer."
Hon. F.A. Schad
Former Judge
Burleson, TX

“I want you to know that my international and national career was very much influenced by your lessons and knowing you was of paramount importance for my job and career. Many Romanian police officers are grateful to you and to Character training."
Teofil Parasca
Assistant Superintendent
Arad County Police

"I would like to work more toward management by principles instead of rules – with an emphasis on character and guiding principles."
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
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
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
Indiana State Police