Police Dynamics Seminar

Law enforcement offices and staff work under enormous pressure, which increases their need for building good character and ethical decision-making skills. Police Dynamics Seminar is available through DVD or through Ray Nash, Police Dynamics Consultant/Trainer.


Series One Dynamics:

Coactive policing is a philosophy, not a program. Successful policing involves the dual partnership and cooperative problem solving. Discover how the power for effective change rests within our relationships.

Character Training in the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to get the job done is the focus of most law enforcement organizations. Yet the balancing foundation to the integrity of the organization and community trust is the development of a character focus. Learn the keys to effective character integration.

Authority Most disciplinary incidents are the result of an officer allowing themselves to be driven by their own egos and standards. Sincerity in representing yourself and for those whom you work, can provide protection from harmful influences and even death. Explore the principle/all human authority is delegated authority.

Restoration Studies reveal that the law enforcement profession ranks among the highest in levels of stress, rate of divorce, and rate of suicide. Unresolved personal conflicts result in hurt, depression, anger, and jealousy that often take an officer down a path of destruction. Identify the specific character qualities that can restore a renegade officer back into a healthy relationship with their authority.

Strongholds Simply enforcing the law does not solve the problem of crime. Criminals are no longer intimidated by the presence of law enforcement or nosey neighbors. They continue to operate because they have gained ground in so m any of our communities. Examine a specific strategy for reclaiming lost ground by reducing fear, apathy, and tolerance for crime.

Relationships It has been said that people will tolerate honest mistakes, but if you violate their trust, you will find it very difficult to ever regain their confidence. Building trust takes time and good character. Reduce frustration as you learn and understand the dynamics involved in building trust-based relationships in your community.

Series Two Dynamics:

Discretion Much of an officer’s ability to make discretionary decisions have been taken away in recent years because of failing to base choices on principles of good character. In this dynamic, you will explore the judicious exercise of police authority.

Compliance Physical force is often used prematurely, resulting in disciplinary actions, lawsuits, and other negative consequences. In this dynamic of tactical communication, you will learn how to generate voluntary compliance to the law through words.

Jurisdiction Sometimes an authority may ask you to do something that is against policy, immoral or even illegal. Learn how to determine which jurisdiction your authorities are operating under and how to make an appeal.

Expectations Citizens often complain even though an officer has done his job, and done it well. Discover how to establish and exceed the expectations of the citizens in your community by using coactive policing to develop community support and build trust.


Bobby Mitchell
Date: Apr 18, 2010

In our experience, it’s been difficult to maintain a character of good culture because different employees have very different definitions and standards of character. By incorporating Character First! training, the definitions and standards are not only the same, but are clearly defined so we c...