Drug Induced Homicide Investigations
Thursday, October 27, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

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This Training is for Active Police, Probation, Corrections, Agents, and Analyst Only

Virtual Training
1 Day/$100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  How can you properly investigate a drug overdose as a homicide? With overdose fatalities at an all time high, many overdoses were caused by the malicious action of unscrupulous drug dealers or other actors. When this occurrs, the investigation can become complicated.  From uncooperative witnesses to a multitude of drugs consumed all given to the victim by different drug dealers, the case can become mired and come to a stop. 

This course will teach you how to investigate a drug induced homicide. Specifically, you will learn:
  • The opioid crisis and how we got here
  • Primary drugs causing overdoses
  • Overdose crimes
  • Treating overdoses as homicides
  • Toxicology
  • Processing the crime scene
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Investigating Drug Induced Homicide

INSTRUCTOR:  Keith Graves is a retired Police Sergeant and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 29 years. Keith was named as California’s Narcotic Officer of the Year and is a prior winner of MADD’s California Hero Award. He has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective, 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 CNOA, 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. 

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