This emerging drugs for law enforcement webinar will equip officers with essential insights into the geopolitical factors driving the shift from fentanyl to even more potent synthetic drugs. Participants will learn why new substances, such as xylazine and medetomidine, are emerging more frequently. In the face of a rapid escalation in drug production and distribution, the safety of law enforcement personnel hinges on their understanding of diverse drug classifications. 

By attending the webinar, you will learn: 

  • Potent emerging drugs that could take the place of fentanyl
  • Which novel drugs are skyrocketing in use 
  • How geopolitics play a role in emerging drugs 

Attending the webinar will help law enforcement officials better comprehend and respond to the changing drug epidemic, protecting their own safety and improving their capacity to deal with drug-related issues.

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Meet the Speaker

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Keith Graves

Keith Graves has been a Police Officer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990 and is currently a supervisor for the Special Operations Unit (a unit tasked with narcotic, vice and gang investigations). Keith is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292) and teaches both the DRE course and the CNOA Drug Abuse Recognition Course. Keith has also taught at the Basic Police Academy and developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association. Keith has held assignments as a Narcotics/Vice Detective, Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and SWAT Team Leader. He is the 2016 California Narcotics Officer of the Year and a prior Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training, and drug investigations. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California. 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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Emerging Drugs in Law Enforcement

Stay ahead of the curve and learn how to navigate emerging drugs in law enforcement. Learn how public safety professionals utilize the MX908 for narcotics detection and identification.