Drug use is changing at a rapid pace. In the past, drug investigations centered around meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and PCP. Now, officers 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. This class will also cover all aspects of Fentanyl, from its history, legal issues, safety protocols for officers, investigators, undercover personnel and probation officers. You will also learn what protective posture you should use for possession cases, sales and lab incidents. When it comes to marijuana, officers 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.
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.