Graves and Associates Instructors in the News

Methamphetamine Lab History and Trends

Bob Pennal, a retired drug task force commander in Fresno, California, was teaching for Graves and Associates in Queenstown, New Zealand. In the class, Bob talked about the history of methamphetamine manufacturing in the U.S. This peeked the interest of their national news and they sent a crew to Queenstown to talk to Bob about his experience with meth manufacturing in America.

Devin Chase’s View on the “Drug War”

Graves and Associates instructor Devin Chase was teaching a street development course in Queenstown, New Zealand and had a lot to add to Bob’s comments. Devin did a great job commenting about the “Drug War”.

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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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