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Bio - 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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Keith Graves Selected As Narcotics Officer of the Year

Keith Graves received the presitigous Al Stewart Award (Narcotics Officer of the Year) from the California Narcotics Officer Association.

CNOA Narcotics Officer of the Year Keith Graves

New Zealand: Live Interview on National TV

Keith was interviewed for his expertise on the legalization of marijuana. Keith has a number of courses dealing with marijuana, including online training, and has testified as an expert in court proceedings regarding marijuana.


Keith was interviewed by inPublic Safety about how he prepared for retirement as a police officer and started a new career as an international trainer and consultant. Read the article here.

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in the Field of Law Enforcement

I write a regular column, in addition to my blog, on called “The Drug Warrior.” This quarter’s column is on what I did to become an international drug expert.