L Kjemhus Law Enforcement Seminars and Consulting

Indoor Marihuana Investigations


Les Kjemhus is a 30-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He is a recognized expert in North America in the field of indoor cannabis cultivation investigations. He has conducted hundreds of indoor grow investigations in Canada and has testified as an expert in this field in both Canada and the US. He has cultivated indoor marijuana under license for the RCMP on a number of occasions to train investigators and in an undercover capacity. As a result, he has very unique, hands-on, experience about marijuana cultivation to pass on to law enforcement trainees.

Les has taught this subject on over 350 occasions for the RCMP, DEA, US Department of Justice, Midwest Counter-drug Training Center, Western Regional Counter-drug Training Center (WRCT), Northeast Counter-drug Training Center (NCTC), Mid Atlantic Narcotic Training Academy (MANTA) as well as numerous State and local agencies. Inspector Kjemhus helped develop the DEA's Marijuana Cultivation Investigator's Handbook and wrote and published a book entitled "Two Way Street - Parents, Kids and Drugs".

Inspector Kjemhus was one of the first police officers in Canada to utilize thermal imaging in successful detection of indoor marijuana grow sites and, as a result, he was selected by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCE/SP) to instruct indoor marijuana grow investigations and thermal imaging for many years across the USA. Les is a founding member of the Law Enforcement Thermographer's Association (LETA). He has been a certified Law Enforcement Thermal Imaging Instructor and served on the Executive Board of L.E.T.A. for six years. Les has an extensive background in narcotics enforcement, expert testimony and law enforcement instruction.

On March 5th, 2004, Les retired from his position as the Commander, Calgary Urban Region, R.C.M.P., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Les is the President of L. Kjemhus Law Enforcement Seminars and Consulting Inc and travels extensively in Canada and the USA teaching law enforcement classes and consulting. He has worked as a consultant to the U.S. Office of National Drug Policy, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Drug Enforcement Branch, the California Association of Chiefs of Police and a number of other government and law enforcement agencies.

 
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