Criminal Justice Consultant & Expert Witness
Gregory D. Lee's area of expertise covers the entire drug enforcement spectrum. He is a qualified expert witness who will thoroughly review discovery material and provide you with a written analysis of cases for both criminal and civil matters. His specific areas of expertise include the management of informants, use of force, arrest procedures, drug raid planning and execution, undercover operations, surveillance, money laundering, drug identification, clandestine laboratories, and police investigative procedures, to name a few.
Services rendered by Gregory D. Lee:
• Expert Witness in criminal and civil trials on security, police procedures and drug enforcement related matters including the use of force/deadly force, avoiding deadly force, arrest tactics, informant handling, money laundering, drug identification, drugs in the workplace and investigative techniques. Expert in Military Affairs and Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
• Conducts low-cost 3-day training events: Drug Unit Supervisors Course; Drug Unit Investigators Course; Informant Management, and Conspiracy Investigations with comprehensive overviews on Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs. Ask for the class syllabuses.
• Conducts comprehensive evaluations of discovery material for both plaintiffs and defendants. Provides written report of findings.
• Performs comprehensive terrorism threat assessments for your city, company, or major event.
• Will train your employees on how to detect drugs in the workplace.
• Speaker on his experiences with terrorism while stationed in Pakistan, drug enforcement topics including drug legalization, drugs in the workplace, "War on Drugs," and the "Global War on Terrorism."
• Subject Matter Expert on Counter-Drug and Counter-Terrorism operations, including the nexus between drugs and terrorism. Also, undercover and surveillance operations and informant management.
• Consultant to domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies in the drug enforcement and terrorism arenas.
• Consultant to the motion picture and television industries on law enforcement procedures.
• Will assemble a team of drug enforcement experts for your special training needs.
Litigation Support Services
Gregory D. Lee is a qualified expert witness who will thoroughly review both criminal and civil discovery material and provide his clients with a written case analysis based on his over 30-years of law enforcement experience. His specific areas of expertise include police procedure, informant use and management, deadly force, use of force, arrest procedures, raid planning and execution, undercover operations, physical and electronic surveillance, money laundering, drug identification, clandestine laboratories, terrorism, and investigative procedures, to name a few.
Areas of Expertise
Raid Planning and Execution; Physical and Electronic Surveillance; Clandestine Laboratories.
Gregory D. Lee is a contributing editor for www.FamilySecurityMatters.org where he writes on criminal justice, foreign affairs, military and political issues. He has appeared on Larry King Live, CNN Newsroom, Fox News and is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines.
Mr. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, and was last assigned to the Los Angeles Division where he was the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program Coordinator. He has over 30 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience.
Greg was the Resident Agent in Charge of DEA’s Karachi Office, and lived and worked in Pakistan between 1994 and 1998, experiencing terrorism first-hand. He appeared on the Discovery Channel’s documentary show, The FBI Files, concerning his contributions in the arrest of Mir Aimal Kanzi, the terrorist who murdered two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993. While in Karachi, he was involved in the initial investigation of the terrorist murder of four U.S. Citizen employees of the United Texas Petroleum Company, and their Pakistani driver. Further, in 1995 while in Islamabad, Greg participated in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, collected evidence, and later testified at his trial.
Prior to his assignment in Pakistan, Greg was an instructor at DEA’s Office of Training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he trained many domestic and foreign law enforcement counterparts around the world. Throughout his DEA career, he wrote numerous articles for professional law enforcement publications and now writes Criminal Justice textbooks. Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques is published by CRC Press. Prentice Hall publishes Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs, and Gangs as well as Practical Criminal Evidence.
Greg Lee is a retired Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5/CID Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, better known as CID. After being called to active duty as a result of the events of September 11, he was a staff officer for the Army Operations Center’s Anti-Terrorism Operations and Intelligence Cell for a year. It was Mr. Lee’s unique experiences in the investigation of terrorism and international drug trafficking organizations that led to his assignment at The Pentagon. He was a Subject Matter Expert on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Drug Operations for the U.S. Army Military Police School. In 2011 he completed a combat tour in Afghanistan while on special assignment to the Special Operations Command Europe. He is also a frequent guest speaker on terrorism issues for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Military Intelligence Training Center in Washington, DC.
2001 – 2003
DEA Supervisory Special Agent, Los Angeles, CA. Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program.
1998 – 2001
DEA Group Supervisor, Santa Ana, CA Resident Office. Supervised the conduct of complex drug enforcement investigations. Supervised DEA airport operations at Orange County/John Wayne Airport.
1996 - 1998
Resident Agent-in-Charge, Karachi, Pakistan Resident Office. Supervised the conduct of international drug and criminal investigations. Was responsible for all drug enforcement matters concerning the United States, including liaison with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Assigned to U.S. embassy Islamabad 1994 – 1996. Participated in the arrest of 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing suspect Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, and later testified at his trial.
1991 - 1994
DEA Special Agent, Course Developer/Instructor, DEA Office of Training, FBI Academy. Taught drug enforcement subjects to DEA Special Agents, foreign and domestic police officers, and employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
1988 - 1991
DEA Special Agent, Monterey, CA Post-of-Duty. Conducted drug enforcement operations.
1983 - 1988
DEA Special Agent, Los Angeles, CA Field Division. Conducted drug enforcement operations.
1980 - 1983
Police Officer, Salinas, CA Police Dept and later Pasadena, CA Police Dept. Assigned to the Patrol Division.
California Community College Teaching Credential for Police Science, valid for life.
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Advanced Certificate.
Legal Experience & Services
- Federal and state qualified Expert Witness in criminal and civil trials on drug law enforcement related matters including the use of force, informant handling, money laundering, drug identification, drugs in the workplace and investigative procedures.
- Expert in Military Justice affairs
- Federal and State qualified Expert witness on police procedures
Counselor/Graduate, 160th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA.
Life Member, Reserve Officers Association, Washington, DC.
Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents.
Police Writers Association.
Guest Instructor for Department of Law, US Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Guest Instructor for the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
• Former instructor at DEA's Office of Training at the FBI Academy;
• Investigated major terrorism events while a DEA Special Agent assigned to Pakistan and personally participated in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the 1993 NYC WTC bomber, and testified at his trial;
• Retired with almost 40 years of a combination of active duty and reserve service as a Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, better known as CID;
• U.S. Army Military Police School Subject Matter Expert in counter-drug and counter-terrorism operations;
• Appeared on the Discovery Channel's The FBI Files, concerning his contributions in the arrest of Amil Kanzi, the lone terrorist who murdered two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993;
• Frequent guest of radio talk shows concerning terrorism issues;
• Regularly scheduled guest speaker on counter-terrorism for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
Awards & Honors
Numerous awards from federal, military, state, local and international law enforcement organizations.
Seminars & Training
Conducts 3-day training courses on conspiracy investigations, drug investigator, and drug unit supervisor for law enforcement agencies.
Practical Criminal Evidence, Prentice Hall, 2006
Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs, Prentice Hall, 2005.
Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, CRC Press, 2004.
U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Their Impact on Federal Drug Offenders, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May, 1995.
Drug Conspiracy Cases, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, October, 1994.
Chapter on Drug Informants, Drug Enforcement Handbook, pp. 11-17, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, July 1994.
Drug Informants - Motives, Methods, and Management, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September, 1993.
Food for thought: Police Officers as College Instructors, The Police Chief, October, 1979.
Available upon request.
Master of Public Administration in Justice Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California 1979.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology with dual minors in Psychology and Vocational Education, University of Maryland, European Division 1977.