Jermaine Galloway

2021 NJJA Keynote Speaker

Standing at 6’9”, Jermaine Galloway can look intimidating. But in fact, he’s a devoted, passionate man who cares about America’s (and beyond) youth and communities. That passion informs what he does with Tall Cop Says Stop™.

Officer Galloway has worked in law enforcement in Idaho since 1997. His various assignments have included:

  • Alcohol compliance and enforcement officer
  • Crime scene investigation
  • DUI task force
  • Officer mentoring
  • Field training officer

Jermaine played Division I basketball and received his BA from the University of San Francisco. He spends much of his time today speaking to youth at school assemblies, professionals at drug prevention trainings and parents at town hall meetings. To date, he has trained more than 650,000 people nationwide and internationally. He has also conducted more than 8400 community scans at a variety of locations, including:

  • Retail stores
  • Festivals
  • Housing areas
  • Schools and universities

To date, Officer Jermaine Galloway has organized, coordinated and led:

  • 60+ alcohol retail compliance checks, which have resulted in more than 1,800 checks of alcohol retailers
  • 90+ underage drinking party and kegger patrols
  • 40+ alcohol adult provider and minor decoy operations (“Shoulder Taps”)
  • 60 fake ID trainings for bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other alcohol retailers
  • 70 large and special event alcohol enforcement projects

Officer Galloway is an Idaho POST certified instructor in:

  • Alcohol Beverage laws
  • Drug Identification

He has trained fellow officers, judges, educators, community leaders and many others in issues relating to drug and alcohol abuse. These issues include:

  • Alcohol laws
  • Drug/alcohol trends
  • Drug identifiers, logos and clothing
  • Drug legalization
  • Party patrols
  • Party drugs
  • Synthetic drugs
  • Inhalants
  • Drug concentrates
  • Cough medicine abuse
  • Alcohol and energy drinks
  • Drug concealment
  • Fake IDs
  • Non-traditional alcohol consumption methods
  • Drugs/alcohol and popular music

With the help of his wife, Officer Galloway created the Northwest Alcohol Conference. This nationally recognized program provides training and enforcement strategies for community alcohol problems. A recent conference in Boise, Idaho attracted more that 400 people from 28 states. Officer Galloway has created several other community-based drug/alcohol prevention programs as well.

Jermaine Galloway has published articles in American Police Beat Magazine and various newspapers. In 2015, his program You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know™ was highlighted in the book Clearing the Haze by Dr. Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum. He has also been highlighted in numerous news stories on such topics as:

  • Marijuana
  • E-cigarettes
  • Party patrols
  • Underage drinking
  • Drug trends and stash compartments