Drugs and alcohol are an ever-present part of youth culture. Laws and attitudes regarding marijuana are changing quickly. Even the marijuana itself is changing, and new technologies make it easier for people to conceal drugs and even use them in plain sight. Staying on top of the newest trends is more difficult than ever because news travels so fast in the information age. And a lot of these kids, who are very good at hiding their contraband, do very little to hide their lifestyle. It's in their music. It's in the logo on their hat, T-shirt or school backpack. It's right in front of our faces and we don't see it because we don't know what we're looking at. If these things matter to you - if you want to open your eyes to this culture - Jermaine Galloway is the man to see. I have been a police officer for nearly twenty years. I have been a School Resource Officer for eleven of them. I live and breathe youth culture. I mentor, speak with, interview and interrogate teens on a regular basis. But even an "expert" like me learns something new every time I attend a "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know" presentation. Speaking on behalf of the Oregon School Resource Officers Association, Jermaine is one of the few keynotes we have had present at our annual conference multiple times. We will be inviting him back again. He and his presentation are just that good.
I work EMS, but I learned more in 1.5 hours than I have in 10 years. Enjoyed the session in Charlotte!
Sublette County is a small rural, agriculture and energy based community in Wyoming. Many of the issues that face us today in prevention are the things we are not willing to open our eyes to. When Officer Galloway first came to our community and spoke, he provided the information we desperately needed to learn about. When you live in a small community, there can be things we are unwilling to recognize. Officer Galloway's presentation is exactly what every small town needs to hear. Currently, the marijuana epidemic is on a far larger scale than we are willing to admit. I have attended many seminars, webinars, conferences and trainings but Officer Galloway has a fantastic ability to speak to his audience and make it educational and engaging. He can speak to key stakeholders, or adapt his presentation to your community and parents to fit the needs of his audience. The grassroots efforts that communities are making and the education that Officer Galloway can provide are exactly what we need to keep ahead of the trends of drugs and alcohol with our youth.
The first time I was introduced to Jermaine I was not able to actually attend Tall Cop Says Stop “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know,” due to being in charge of registration, but I knew CARE Coalition who I work for would be hosting one a month later, so I would be able to attend. In the beginning of the first break, the attendees came out and were already amazed with the presentation that Jermaine had presented with all the information he had knowledge of, I knew by then I had to attend the next one no matter what. My time came where I had the opportunity to attend and throughout the whole thing I was amazed at the many people I go by daily, I would have never known a piece of clothing could symbolize something, all the different terms being used out in the world now, all the different mixtures, forms of drugs, chemicals, and spices being made. It really opened my eyes and taught me a lot to bring back to my community and my work. I was happy to gain this knowledge to bring back also to the younger generation now being exposed to these things at such a young age. Working for a prevention Coalition this really was useful information to gain knowledge in and totally worth the time to invest in one of his workshops. I am thankful to have attended!
Relevant. Current. Real-world application. Jermaine Galloway’s presentation exceeds expectations. Using practical and riveting presenting skills, Jermaine captivates his audience and has a tremendous impact on the total learning experience. He is a dynamic speaker who will enhance any event to which he is invited.
In the global festivals and events industry and the rapidly changing world
in which we must operate, there is no shortage of risk management challenges
to keep those attending our events safe, secure and healthy. To do that, the
professionals in our field need access to experts who can shorten our
learning curves and advise us on best practices in addressing those
challenges. In the critical area of alcohol and substance abuse, Jermaine
Gallloway provides the IFEA and those we serve with up-to-date information,
education, resource recommendations and training support, all presented in a
manner that makes a very large topic both approachable and actionable.
Jermaine's firsthand career experience and passion for helping others to
recognize and minimize the negative impacts of alcohol and substance abuse,
provides those in our industry with an invaluable asset. It is a partnership
that we look forward to continuing.
Officer Galloway's class/instruction should be a requirement for all police officers as part of their annual in-service training. It should also be a required course for all parents of school age children. "You can't stop what you don't know" is true. There is so much alcohol and drug influence in our children's daily lives that is difficult to stay current. There is nothing worse than not knowing what is out there, either as a parent or a Police Officer. Officer Galloway has made it his mission to know what is out there, and brings it to you in an interesting/informative format. You will leave with the confidence that you know more, and know how to learn evenmore about this influence. Knowledge really is power! This course is current, regionalized, and is constantly updated with new information. I would encourage anyone with a connection or responsibility for young people to attend this course. It will be money well spent.
Officer Galloway is a gifted presenter with obvious passion for his subject. There is nothing more engaging than listening to someone who speaks from a wealth of experience in something they feel strongly about. His commitment to keeping pace with current trends and being out on the streets to keep an accurate pulse on what is happening renders the content ofhis lectures invaluable. To anyone desiring to better understand how to curb drug culture -- “Tall Cop” effectively equips his listeners with a wealth of relevant, timely, and easily understandable information to combat substance abuse. Prepare to be WOW-ed.
I take great pleasure in recommending Officer Jermaine Galloway for training and instruction in Youth Alcohol Enforcement and Education. I have known Jermaine for over 6 years, attending classes that he presented at the Northwest Alcohol Conference, OJJDP National Leadership Conferences and training classes held specifically for law enforcement officers, coalition members and community leaders. Jermaine tracks and keeps on the leading edge of changes in drug and alcohol trends that effect youth. He is always open to answer questions and has a passion for teaching that is a very exceptional gift. He is eager to share his knowledge. Every class he teaches is full to capacity and you never leave his training class without learning something new about the drug and alcohol culture.
Jermaine worked hard to find a training date that would fit our schedule and needs. Then, atthe training, he was well-prepared and organized. We had a multi-disciplinary audience of over150 professionals – from law enforcement to social workers. Jermaine kept everyone engagedand interested throughout the entire day. His evaluations were excellent, and I have continuedto receive positive comments from participants since the training. We definitely look forward toworking with Jermaine again. (April 2015)