About Jermaine Galloway

Officer Jermaine Galloway

All About the Tall Cop

Officer Galloway, a Texan, known nationally as the Tall Cop, has worked in substance abuse prevention and education for over 20 years.  After playing Division I basketball and receiving his BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco, he worked as a law enforcement officer for 18 years.

His various assignments included:

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

In 2007, Jermaine started the company known as “Tall Cop Says StopTM”. The Tall Cop has conducted trainings in every US state and Canada, and currently devotes thousands of hours each year to training professionals and communities on drug and alcohol prevention, education, and enforcement.

The Tall Cop is unique in that he spends hundreds of hours with “boots on the ground” highlighting drug culture in various communities. To date, the Tall Cop has trained more than 825,000 professional and community members. The Tall Cop has conducted more than 9,600 community scans, identifying the drug culture and climate.

His program, “High in Plain Sight”, is a nationally recognized program, that provides training, education, and enforcement strategies for community substance abuse issues. Additionally, Jermaine Galloway has published articles, been referenced in books, and has been highlighted in many media interviews.

The Tall Cop’s fast-paced and high-energy class provides attendees with an unparalleled learning experience!

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

Assisting his wife, Officer Galloway created the National Emerging Drug Trends Conference. This conference is one of the nation's leading conferences, highlighting street and community level emerging drug and alcohol trends. 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,