Law Enforcement Drug Training

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Graves & Associates has been teaching all disciplines within the law enforcement community since 2000. We are also recognized as one of the leaders in drug training in the United States. Our CEO, Keith Graves, is not only a recognized international drug expert, but he hand picked other expert drug trainers from throughout the U.S. to bring quality training to law enforcement.

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This is our premier class. This course will teach you how to skillfully recognize and properly evaluate a person under the influence of drugs; from the initial observation of the vehicle to the arrest and processing of the subject. Understand enforcement’s role in general deterrence. Understand the 7 step administration of the Drug Abuse Recognition process. Understand the Drug abuse Recognition system, the use of pupilometers and pen lights, drug physiology and pharmacology, drug identification and methods of use, recognition of drug signs and symptoms, drug paraphernalia, dangers of confronting subjects under the influence, and legal issues. Understand requirements for organizing and presenting testimonial and documentary evidence in under the influence cases. Learn to administer and interpret the 7 step test and to understand how drugs impair one’s ability to operate a vehicle. Understand in depth the 8 categories of drugs, signs and symptoms.

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Drug Abuse Regognition - DAR InstructorThis is the instructor course for Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR). This 40 hour course will cover the DAR course as well as adult teaching techniques specified to the DAR course.

Get the Latest Drug Trends

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Drug use is changing at a rapid pace. In the past, drug investigations centered around meth, heroin, coke, weed and PCP. Now cops are tasked with investigating cases involving fentanyl and other synthetic opiates, bath salts, spice and anything else that a chemist in China or Mexico can come up with to thwart American laws. When it comes to marijuana, law enforcers are dealing with high potency cannabis products like BHO, edibles and tinctures. This course covers all of the drugs that keep you puzzled. When you’re done, you’ll know exactly what you need to know to keep up with these crazy trends.

Fentanyl has been ravaging our country and killing thousands of people across the country. First responders have also been exposed to fentanyl causing dangerous health conditions for them. In this course, I’ll talk about all aspects of fentanyl, from its history, legal issues, safety protocols for officers, investigators and undercover personnel, and we will break it down as to what protective posture you should use for possession cases, sales and lab incidents.

Butane Hash Oil

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Did you know that butane expands to 288 times its size? That means that one can of butane is enough to fill a 1,400 square foot home with butane vapor. Kind of important stuff to know so your team doesn’t blow up or you need to testify in court. In this course, you’ll learn everything there is to know about butane hash oil (BHO), BHO labs and safety procedures.

Closed Loop Butane Hash Oil Labs & Winterization

Don’t understand how closed loop labs work? I’ll break it down for you. I’ll also teach you about all of the refinement techniques like “winterization” and vacuum purging. Don’t understand why people’s refrigerators keep blowing up and catching houses on fire? We will explain that too.

You’ll also learn the ins and outs of all THC extraction techniques. When you investigate these cases, you might find other extraction methods, so it’s important to become an expert in those too. When you are done with this class, you will know how to handle these cases step by step so you can truly say you are an expert in your field.

Most important of all, though, is that I’ll teach you how to be safe when you are doing these investigations. After learning the investigative details of butane hash oil labs, we will delve into butane behavior and the things that you are doing now that can be deadly to your team when investigating these cases. We will also go over safety equipment you’ll need and procedures to follow if you show up to a lab that has already ignited and there is an active fire and crime scene.

This is the same class I have given to over 5,000 police officers in 32 states over the past three years. Now you have the chance to get that same training at your own pace on your own time.


Heroin has been increasing at an alarming rate and is ravaging our country. Learn everything you need to know about heroin. From its history to new synthetic opiates that are creating a tremendous hazard to our first responders. You’ll learn everything you need to know about heroin from drug influence cases (including driving under the influence) to large scale sales cases.

street level pharmaceutical investigationsStreet level pharmaceutical investigations are becoming more complex and officers lack the training to determine if it is a lawful prescription or a possession case. Do you now how to make a sales case where a person is selling their prescription medication? In this course you will learn about

  • Patrol procedures for in progress prescription fraud calls
  • A legal review of pharmaceutical diversion
  • Diversion methods
  • Doctor shopping
  • Faking injuries for prescriptions
  • Prescription fraud
  • Internet pharmacies
  • Drug impairment as it relates to pharmaceutical drugs

This class is for street cops that need to learn about street drugs and current drug trends and how to conduct better street level investigations. In this 4 day course, you’ll learn

  • The seven drug categories, with a break down of the major drugs that are abused in each category
  • Learn the 7 step process for determining drug influence
  • Learn to differentiate sales from possession and how to document and prove how a minimal amount of drugs can be possession for sale
  • Know how to cultivate informants and how to gather informants on the street.

This course is ideal for Supervisors and Managers of Narcotic and Specialized Units. Through lecture and discussion, participants will learn the latest information in areas that are specific to Pro-Active Units such as Narcotics, Gangs and Specialized Enforcement Units. Presented information will train the students to operate units in a safe and efficient manner while meeting today’s challenges of reduced manpower and budgets, emerging criminal trends and recent court decisions. The information provided in this class is incredibly useful, regardless of agency size or the primary mission of the unit.

During the 24-hour training program, law enforcement officers learn:

  •  How to recognize behavior that points toward impaired driving;
  •  The importance of the SFST battery, and how to properly administer the tests. This is reinforced through the use of two correlation workshops;
  •  When to make an impaired driving arrest;
  •  How to write accurate and detailed reports;
  •  How to give clear and convincing testimony.

In addition, two training modules have been developed to introduce officers to the skills needed to detect and apprehend drug impaired drivers. This module, in either the four or eight hour format, can be taught as part of the basic SFST training curriculum or as a stand-alone.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

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Have you ever been absolutely confused when investigating a rape allegation that involves drugs or alcohol? Do you have the necessary training in investigation of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault, or DFSA?

According to a 2005 study, about 1/3 of all sexual assaults are facilitated by the use of a drug. Many of those cases fall through the cracks because of a lack of training for the investigating or responding officers.

Learn to Investigate Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

By taking this course, you will better be able to detect a drug facilitated sexual assault and investigate it properly so you can have a successful prosecution and bring justice to the victim.

I put this course together over a decade ago, and have continuously updated it, because I watched too many DFSA cases fall through the cracks. I searched for training in how to investigate these cases and came up empty. All I could find were awareness courses. I wanted a course that taught me how to investigate DFSA.

I put this course together after speaking with experienced prosecutors, dedicated DFSA detectives, drug recognition experts and my own experience investigating DFSA and drug cases.

What You’ll Learn

  • In this DFSA course, we will make sure that you Understand what constitutes drug facilitated sexual assault.
  • Was it drunk sex, or was it a Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault?
  • You will learn the common drugs used in drug facilitated sexual assault.
  • You will have a complete Understanding of how to respond to the victim of a drug facilitated sexual assault.
  • You will Understand legal issues in drug facilitated sexual assault cases.
  • We will also talk about the DFSA suspect and their MO as well as Male on Male offenses.
  • We will talk about the proper collection of DFSA evidence, including the collection of toxicological evidence.
  • I’ll give you Interview techniques and questions for your initial interview of the victim.
  • We will talk about how to interview the suspect in a DFSA and do A review of toxicology in DFSA cases.

This class is designed for sexual assault investigators, patrol officers, school officials, victim advocates and sexual assault nurses.

Included with the course are DFSA guides and a search warrant example. If you still have questions after the course, we have a forum that you can ask questions that I will answer for you.

This course is designed for members of police, sheriff, public safety, or community offices that are either considering or have implemented community oriented policing. This course covers the elements of the community policing philosophy, the importance of community members in collaborative partnerships with law enforcement officers, and the nature of community problem solving efforts. A simple, but effective model for community problem solving is introduced to help course participants develop appropriate problem solving techniques. Community members and public officials are especially welcome to enroll in this important course.

This 16 hours course is designed to enhance the capabilities of supervisors and managers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents with the skills & techniques to develop, initiate and successfully complete a plan of action to deal with various critical incident circumstances. This course incorporates ICS (Incident Command System) and will include classroom and practical application.

Keith Graves has presented at conferences on the international level and has presented at conferences from just a few hundred participants to thousands. From teaching any of these classes in a conference block format or speaking as the keynote speaker on drug issues, Keith has the experience to meet you needs.

Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Investigations-Jacksonville, Florida
  • March 8, 2018
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • North Florida HIDTA 8647 Baypine Rd Jacksonville FL 32256 United States
Fentanyl Safety Training Mariposa, California
  • March 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 5100 Bullion Street Mariposa, CA
Fentanyl Safety Training Mariposa, California
  • March 21, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 5100 Bullion St Mariposa, CA, United States
Drug Recognition Expert Update-Alaska
  • April 3, 2018
  • Hosted by the Alaska State Troopers. Registration through ASP.
Drug Recognition Expert Update-Washington
  • April 24, 2018
  • Pasco, Washington
Current Drug Trends-Oregon
  • May 2, 2018
  • Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force Conference Bend, Oregon

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