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.  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,