Sheriff Ray Available for Police Dynamics Training 

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 ray@policedynamics.com for a training proposal or to schedule a conference…

Super Vision and the Men of Issachar

Filmed at the City of David in Jerusalem, in this video I talk about the principle of Super Vision as it applies to character-based leadership. When King David was assembling his army in Ziklag, the Bible chronicles the number of men who came from each tribe. Except in the case of the Tribe of Issachar. The Bible does not give us the exact number of men. It only says that there were “200 chiefs.” These were the supervisors of David’s army. The Bible says they “understood the times and knew what Israel had to do.”

This was a critical dimension in David’s army. And it is a critical component of any law enforcement or military organization today. Police Dynamics is all about understanding the times so you will know what you, and your jurisdiction, has to do.

Editor’s note: I misspoke about the number of chiefs. The Bible says it was 200, not 300. Maybe I was getting it confused with Gideon’s army. Or maybe I was just sleep-deprived from camping in the desert

The Dead Sea – One of the Seven Wonders

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…

The Pressure of Law Enforcement

The Dead Sea is the lowest spot on the face of Planet Earth at an elevation 1300 feet BELOW sea level. So, on average, it has the highest atmospheric pressure of any place on Earth. This gave me a perfect opportunity to talk about the high stress of the law enforcement profession. Police officers and their families are under some unique types of pressure. Police officers routinely say that the part of their job that stresses them the most is not what most people think…