Greg Ferency is a police officer for the
Terre Haute Police Department (Indiana). His assignments have included
a county-wide Drug Task Force. He has extensive experience in drug related crimes as both an investigator and undercover officer.
Greg Ferency has specialized training and experience in methamphetamine related investigations.
He has certifications from the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team
in the area of Basic, Site Safety and Tactical Operations. Greg has been at the scene of over 550 methamphetamine lab scenes
as both lead investigator and site safety officer since 1999. He is a court certified expert in methamphetamine and its associated
clandestine labs. Greg has trained law enforcement, civilian groups, educational system employees, medical staff and correctional
personnel in methamphetamine and other drug related topics. Greg Ferency is the author of Narc Ops: A Look Inside Drug Enforcement.
On reader of Narc Ops said
it “takes the reader inside the world of drug enforcement and the inner workings of the drug culture. The author explains
what is going on in our “War on Drugs.” The book explains how the police fight the battle in the covert world
of illicit drug use and distribution. The reader will experience undercover buys, search warrant executions, along with everything
else the police officer experiences when working this particular type of assignment. The author takes the reader from the
“mean” streets to the anesthetic courtrooms and lets you know how to win the battles on both fronts. Experiences
are the name of the game here and these are shared throughout the book, giving you first had knowledge of what is being done
to protect our society from those who wish to prey on us. We often fear what we don’t understand and Narc Ops is an
attempt to shed a realistic light on what is going on while the rest of us work, play, and sleep.”
Another reader said, “Books like
Narc Ops should be introduced into university classrooms. Kids constantly study: where law comes from, how law
is applied, and who was involved in bringing law to the United States without ever actually looking at the real jobs done
by law enforcement officers, narcotics officers, and correctional officers. This book really lets you see the inside of crime
from those individuals that dedicate their lives to stopping it.
The problem with most of the police-oriented
books - whether fiction or non-fiction - that seem to flood the market is that most authors in the genre tend to shoot for
one extreme or the other. On one side we see tales of glamour and grandeur (mostly thanks to the expectations that Hollywood
has helped to create). On the other side, one sees authors who try so hard to be blunt and forceful that it's no longer
possible to shock or surprise us. Simply stated, Narc Ops is a great book and a highly informative read for much the same
reason that Cops is a successful TV show. Ferency draws from what is obviously a very deep well of personal knowledge and
experience in order to paint a fascinating picture of day-to-day narcotics enforcement in America. From undercover drug buys
to routine surveillance, meth labs and the hidden dangers of "club drugs," this book covers a great deal of subjects
at a readily digestible pace. For anyone interested in a true and accurate look at narcotics enforcement, this book is a must.”