At 6 feet 9 inches tall, Officer Jermaine Galloway looks like an intimidating presence, but he is devoted and passionate about education, training, and enforcement when it comes to alcohol and drug use and abuse prevention. Officer Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized instructor and is well known for his countless hours of research on alcohol and drug trends.
Officer Jermaine Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997 and has more than 11 years experience in underage drinking, drug and alcohol enforcement. Officer Galloway has worked several different assignments, including: crime scene investigation (CSI), DUI task force, officer mentoring, and as a field training officer. After playing Division I basketball, Jermaine received his BA from the University of San Francisco. Jermaine is currently an adjunct instructor at NNU (Northwest Nazarene University).
Jermaine has coordinated and led thousands of alcohol related initiatives. Jermaine is also an Idaho POST certified instructor in alcohol beverage laws, drug identification, community policing and hate & bias crimes. He currently provides nationwide training to police officers, prevention personnel, educators, counselors, parents, treatment providers, health professionals and community coalition members on alcohol and drug trends, drug identifiers, drug clothing, party patrols, party drugs, Fake ID's, drug concealment, alcohol and energy drinks, drug logos, synthetic drugs, drug concentrates, non-traditional ways of alcohol consumption, cough medicine abuse, alcohol laws, drug stash compartments, popular culture music, and other community based alcohol and drug initiatives.
Officer Galloway also spends much of his time speaking to youth on the harms of underage drinking, drug abuse and tobacco. Each year Jermaine has spent countless hours talking to youth at school assembly’s and town hall meetings. Currently, Galloway has trained over 50,000 people nationwide and internationally.
Several years ago, Jermaine and his wife created the Northwest Alcohol Conference. This is a nationally recognized conference, which provides training and enforcement strategies to attendees on community alcohol problems. Jermaine has also created several community based alcohol and drug prevention programs.
Jermaine has had articles published in American Police Beat Magazine and many local area newspapers where he has done presentations. Jermaine has also been highlighted in videos and television news media.
Officer Galloway is a member of several local community substance abuse prevention coalitions. In addition, Galloway has provided keynote and breakout session presentations at several state, nationally and internationally recognized conferences including the International Chiefs of Police Drug Recognition Expert Conference (DRE), OJJDP Underage Drinking Conference, Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America Conference (CADCA), TIPS Conference, National Rural Institute Conference, Drugs and Driving Conference (Ontario Canada), Texas Underage Drinking Youth Task Force, Utah Troubled Youth Conference, Youth Crime Watch of America Conference, Wisconsin, Alabama & Washington SRO Conferences, Utah Juvenile Judges Conference, Several State Highway Safety Summits, SLC Utah School District, International DARE Conference, Idaho Narcotics Officers Association Conference, Virginia School Safety Conference, Washington State, Nevada, Colorado and Idaho School Counselor Conference, National School Safety Conference, Ottawa Canada Law Enforcement, Mississippi School State Prevention Conference, Washington & Idaho State Prevention Summit, Utah State Gang Conference, Idaho School Administrators Conference, and the Texas School Administrators Safety Conference to name a few. Officer Galloway also provides hundreds community, school ,organization based trainings along with youth assemblies and community night presentations.
For his efforts in regards to drug prevention and underage drinking In 2009, Jermaine received the National Law Enforcement Partner of the year award from (OJJDP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
In 2010, Jermaine received the National Mickey Sadaoff Underage Drinking Award from the director of (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Driving (see below).