Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner. Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.
Officer Galloway currently provides nationwide training to coalition members, law enforcement, educators, youth, counselors, probation, treatment, health professionals, judges, university officials, and community members. Over the last three years, Officer Galloway has trained more than 120,000 people nationally and internationally. Once in a specific community, Officer Galloway frequently conducts a community scan – working his way through several of the local alcohol & drug promotion retail locations. He also interviews hundreds of individuals at various festivals, events and retail locations. Galloway trains on several different alcohol and drug topics, including: drug trends, alcohol and energy drinks, underage drinking, e-cigarettes & vaping, synthetic drugs, marijuana concentrates / dabbing, marijuana extraction labs, EDM events, inhalants, party patrols, fake ID’s, party drugs, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, herbal drugs, designer drugs, physical signs and symptoms, the influence of drug legalization, marijuana edibles, stash compartments, drug concealment methods, alcohol and drug clothing, logos, and identifiers.
Officer Galloway created his own alcohol and substance abuse prevention and identification program called the “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” program. Officer Galloway provides (and purchased) over 150 visual aids for attendees to view, hold and become familiar with throughout each presentation.
Along with creating and starting two non-profit organizations, Officer Galloway was a past Vice President of an alcohol and drug free prevention coalition in Idaho and sits on the Idaho statewide impaired driving prevention and enforcement task force. Officer Galloway is a past board member of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).
Officer Galloway has had articles published (in-print and online) in American Police Beat Magazine, Campus Safety Magazine and many local newspapers during on-site presentations. In addition to other media stories, webinars and interviews, in 2011, Officer Galloway was highlighted in a national video, produced by Human Relations Media, about the harms of “Spice - the Synthetic Marijuana.”
In 2007, Officer Galloway created the Northwest Alcohol & Substance Abuse Conference. This bi-annual, nationally recognized substance abuse prevention conference has quickly grown, drawing attendees from over 35 different states and multiple countries.
National and International Awards & Certifications:
In 2009, Officer Galloway received the national underage drinking law enforcement officer of the year award from the OJJDP (Officer of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) for his efforts and strategies in underage drinking education and enforcement.
In 2010, Officer Galloway received the national “Mickey Sadoff” underage drinking prevention award from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his efforts in education and enforcement.
In 2015, Officer Galloway received the national and international award from AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) for his efforts in Fake ID identification, education and enforcement.
In 2015, “The 10-10 Zone” program (and Boise City Ordinance) that Officer Galloway helped to create, won a national award from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).
In 2015, Officer Galloway’s program, "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know", was highlighted in the recently released book "Clearing the Haze" Helping Families Face Teen Addiction, by Dr. Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum.
In 2017, Officer Galloway received the Enrique S. Camarena Award from the National Elks Drug Awareness Program. This is a great honor as this award was created in honor of Enrique Camarena - a DEA agent who lost his life while enforcing drug laws. (The national Red Ribbon drug awareness week in October was created in honor of Agent Camarena.)
Officer Galloway is also an Idaho POST certified instructor and holds a BA from the University of San Francisco.
As an officer at the Boise Police Department, Officer Galloway traveled and worked as a team liaison / security for the Boise State University Football team. This position took him to multiple bowl games, including standing on the sidelines for the historic 2007 Fiesta bowl win against Oklahoma.
As a national figure in alcohol related education and programs, Officer Galloway helped to create Boise city ordinances, including: a fake ID ordinance, an underage drinking social host ordinance, and a fake ID collection program. Officer Galloway coordinated over 250 enforcement patrols and hundreds of local trainings. Officer Galloway’s enforcement programs and patrols resulted in several thousand alcohol and drug related citations, including underage drinking and providing alcohol to a minor. Due to the successful coordination and execution of Officer Galloway’s education and enforcement patrols, there was a multi-year decrease of underage alcohol related violations throughout the city of Boise.