Drug Abuse Recognition-Brentwood, CA POST Approved

The Drug Abuse Recognition 24 Hour Course in Brentwood, CA

November 6-8, 2017 POST #2540-22220-17-001

Originally developed in the late 1980’s with a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, the Drug Abuse Recognition course consists of 24 hours of intensive training on the effects of abusing drugs in the eight major Drug Categories, including alcohol, designer and prescription drugs, and synthetic drugs like Fentanyl. Through lecture, demonstration, practical exercises and testing, students will learn to identify the symptoms of persons suspected of being under the influence and driving while impaired.
Although California has passed many laws that have weakened drug enforcement, this is a critical basic skill for police officers. Identifying people under the influence can enhance their officer safety and can help them conduct more thorough and rock solid DUI cases. This course is California POST Approved.

Instructor & Registration Information

Keith Graves has been teaching Drug Abuse Recognition for over 15 years. He has taught thousands of officers across the country and the world about the art of detecting drug influence. The 2016 California Narcotics Officer of the Year, Keith has also spent a majority of his career working drug crimes. Keith is a retired Police Sergeant who worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To register for this course, please visit this link. The link will take you to our other website, www.GravesAssociates.com where we have our registration page. If you have any questions, please email Keith at info@gravesassociates.com. Click the link below to download the flyer.

Drug Abuse Recognition – Brentwood Flyer High Resolution PDF

Drug Abuse Recognition-Brentwood CA


Author: Keith Graves
Keith is a retired Police Sergeant and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 29 years. Keith was named as California’s Narcotics Officer of the Year and is a prior winner of MADD’s California Hero Award. He has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective and a Narcotics Unit Supervisor and is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292). Keith teaches both the DRE course and the Drug Abuse Recognition Course and has taught at the Police Academy. He has developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association, California POST and California Colleges and currently consults POST on drug investigation procedures. Keith has held other assignments besides narcotics including Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and 20 years as a SWAT Team member and Sniper Team Leader. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations. He is recognized as an international drug expert and has testified as an expert in court proceedings on drug cases, homicide cases and rape prosecutions. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary's College of California and a MA in Criminal Justice. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.


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Drug Abuse Recognition-Brentwood, CA POST Approved

  • November 6 – 8, 2017
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Brentwood Police Department 9100 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood, CA 94513
  • +1 415 917 3784

CA POST Approved 2540-22220-17-001

$248 Per Student

Course Details

Drug Abuse Recognition 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.