Episode 3, the Drug Training Podcast: How to Be a Great Narc


How to Be A Great Narc

I was lucky and got to spend a career working drug enforcement. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful narc. I also made a lot of mistakes. I’ll tell you what you can do to become a very successful narc. This is patterned after an article I wrote in the Briefing Room: 5 Keys to becoming a successful narcotics officer.


In the BOLO segment, I’ll talk about an article where the DEA is having a hard time keeping up with the testing of the new evolving drugs. I’ll talk about how that is impacting officer safety on the street.


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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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