About Jermaine Galloway

Officer Jermaine Galloway

All About the Tall Cop

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™.

Now a Texan by choice, Officer Galloway worked in Idaho law enforcement for over 18 years.  His various assignments have included:

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

After playing Division I basketball, and receiving his BA from the University of San Francisco, Jermaine devotes most of his time educating professionals and communities on drug & alcohol prevention and enforcement.  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

The Tall Cop’s Professional Achievements

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

Awards and National Recognition

Officer Jermaine Galloway has received such prestigious honors as:

  • 2009: National Law Enforcement Partner of the Year award from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • 2010: National Mickey Sadoff Underage Drinking Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • 2014: National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) innovative project award (given to Boise Police Department for Galloway-led 10-10 Zone initiative)
  • 2015: National and international award for American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for work and training on fake IDs and underage drinking
  • 2017: National Enrique Camarena Drug Awareness Award from the National Elks Drug Awareness program
  • 2018: Law Enforcement Partner Award from the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation for his statewide efforts to prevent and educate law enforcement on drug-impaired drivers

More about Tall Cop Says Stop™

To learn more about Tall Cop Says Stop’s services and achievements, check out the following pages:

Community Scans

Mock Room

Speaking Engagements & Training


Organizations Served

To discuss how Officer Galloway can help you prevent underage drug and alcohol abuse,