Video: The 'Golden Rule' of character
Editor’s Note: I’m happy to introduce Sheriff Ray Nash, who has been very active lately on BLUtube, the video website for LEOs. Ray’s posted a handful of excellent videos to BLUtube, many of which have gotten lots of ‘views’ over on that site (in addition to the videos he’s posted to BLUtube, you can also see more than 100 leadership training videos from Sheriff Ray over at www.PoliceDynamics.com),. In coming weeks and months, I will post selected videos from Ray’s BLUtube channel. I encourage all PoliceOne Members to check out BLUtube on a regular basis, and to follow Ray’s example and post your own videos. You don’t have to be a professional videographer to produce a really great video which can benefit your fellow officers.
— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Years ago, I had the opportunity to train the entire Cincinnati Police Division in Police Dynamics. That’s a 1,200-man force and I trained about 50 officers at a time. Do the math. That was a LOT of training days! But I remember one Cincinnati officer who summed it up this way.
He said, “All this character stuff, it’s just about the Golden Rule.” You know, he was absolutely right. That’s the power of Jesus’ teaching. The Golden Rule is the summation of good character. Character is all about treating other people the way you would like to be treated, so if you want others to be truthful with you, you should be truthful with them.
If you want them to be dependable to you, be dependable to them. Respectful? Show respect. Obedient? Be obedient. Punctual? Be punctual.