About Us

“Our purpose is to train people about tomorrows drugs today”
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Keith Graves
President, Graves and Associates






police agencies


private companies

Who We Are

In 1994, our founder, Keith Graves, began teaching drug classes to police officers after completing the grueling Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Course. Over the next two decades, Keith trained officers from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Keith taught everything drug related from search warrant execution tactics to lab safety to drug influence. Keith also has extensive experience teaching SWAT team tactics including Basic and Advanced Sniper courses and Basic SWAT School.
Keith began teaching drug related subjects overseas and expanded his curriculum to include drug training for everyone. Keith trained businesses how to maintain a drug free workplace and how to recognize employees that were high on drugs. That same cutting edge curriculum was brought to schools where he trained teachers and school administrators about the latest drug trends and drug abuse recognition.

What We Do

Keith Graves collected the best minds in drug enforcement to bring cutting edge training to the rest of the world. For law enforcement, we teach every aspect of drug enforcement, from the user on the street to handling explosive and dangerous drug labs. For prosecutors, accident attorneys and workers comp professionals, we provide expert testimony to bring justice to those seeking it. For businesses, we help you maintain a drug free workplace by helping you implement policy and train your people in how to detect drug influenced employees and contractors. For schools, we have help you train parents in keeping their kids away from drugs and how to spot drug abuse. We have extensive experience in cleaning communities up with their drug problem.

About Keith Graves

Keith Graves has been a Police Officer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990 and is currently a supervisor for the Special Operations Unit (a unit tasked with narcotic, vice and gang investigations). Keith is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292) and teaches both the DRE course and the CNOA Drug Abuse Recognition Course. Keith has also taught at the Basic Police Academy and has developed a number of drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association. Keith has held assignments as a Narcotics/Vice Detective, Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and SWAT Team Leader. He is the 2016 California Narcotics Officer of the year and a prior Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.