Officer Jermaine Galloway

“The Tall Cop”

Officer Jermaine Galloway, known as the “Tall Cop”, is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, five time national award winner, international aware winner and resource for those involved with prevention, education, treatment and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 18 years experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. As a full time trainer, the “Tall Cop” currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in various communities across the country. While in law enforcement, Officer Galloway was a member of the DUI task force, a CSI, community policing unit and a field-training officer. The Tall Cop calls the great state of Texas, home, as he travels and trains nationally and internationally.
Officer Galloway is well known for his (constantly) evolving drug trends trainings which he provides nationwide training to coalitions, law enforcement, educators, counselors, probation, treatment, judges, health professionals, specialty courts, school security and administrators, along with community members to name a few. Over the last five years, Officer Galloway has trained more than 300,000 class attendees and over 650,000 overall class attendees nationally and internationally. Many times once in a specific community, the “Tall Cop” conducts a community scans – working his way through several of the local alcohol, drug and retail promotion locations. The Tall Cop has scanned thousands of retail locations over the last decade in almost every state in the US and several provinces in Canada.

The Tall Cop trains on various alcohol and drug trends including: vapes, drug clothing, stash compartments, underage drinking, synthetic drugs, marijuana concentrates / dabbing, marijuana extraction labs, electronic dance music (EDM) events/raves, inhalants, fake ID’s, party drugs, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, drug potentiators, herbal drugs, designer drugs, physical signs and symptoms of drug use, the influence of drug legalization, marijuana edibles, drug paraphernalia, logos, and identifiers.

In addition to creating and starting two non-profit organizations, Officer Galloway was a past Vice President of an alcohol and drug free prevention coalition, former member of the Idaho statewide impaired driving task force and a past board member of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).

Officer Galloway has had articles published in print and online in:

  • American Police Beat Magazine
  • Campus Safety Magazine
  • Many other regional area newspapers
  • In addition to other media stories and webinars the Tall Cop has been interviewed on ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA and Officer Galloway has been highlighted in a national video, produced by Human Relations Media, about the harms of “Spice – the Synthetic Marijuana.”

    NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS:

    • In 2009, Officer Galloway received the National Underage Drinking Law
      Enforcement Officer of the Year award from the OJJDP (Officer of Juvenile
      Justice and Delinquency Prevention) for his efforts and strategies in underage
      drinking education and enforcement.
    • In 2010, Officer Galloway received the national “Mickey Sadoff” Underage
      Drinking Prevention Award from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his
      efforts in education and enforcement.
    • In 2015, Officer Galloway received the national and international award from
      AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) for his efforts in
      Fake ID identification, education and enforcement.
    • In 2015, Officer Galloway helped to create a program, and Boise City
      Ordinance, called “The 10-10 Zone” which in turn, won a national award from
      the NLLEA (National Liquor Law Enforcement Association).
    • In 2015, Officer Galloway’s program, “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t KnowTM”,
      was highlighted in the recently released book ” Clearing the Haze” Helping
      Families Face Teen Addiction, by Dr. Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum.
    • In 2017, Officer Galloway won the National Enrique Camarena Drug Awareness
      Award from the National Elks Drug Awareness program. This award is named
      after federal DEA Agent Camarena who lost his life while enforcing drug laws.
      The national “Red Ribbon” drug awareness week in October was created in
      honor of Agent Camarena.
    • In 2018, Officer Galloway received the Law Enforcement Partner Award form
      the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation for his statewide efforts to prevent
      and educate law enforcement on drug-impaired drivers.
    • Officer Galloway is also an Idaho POST certified instructor and holds a BA
      from the University of San Francisco.