WARSAW —Officer Jermaine Galloway presented a four-hour workshop on current drug trends Wednesday morning, presented by Kosciusko Cares. The workshop is designed to educate law enforcement, counselors, educators and parents on the current trends in the drug scene.
Galloway has been an officer with Idaho law enforcement since 1997, but has spent the last 12 years delving into drug and alcohol trends and training groups on what to look for in youth and the community to be able to prevent substance abuse. At 6’9″, the naming of the workshop, “Tall Cop Says Stop,” made sense.
As a national presenter, Galloway doesn’t waste time talking about obvious signs of drug use that are easily identifiable. Instead he focuses on new trends that might go unnoticed, such as slang terms, logos, and new technology trends that may lead to drug use or abuse. He provides over 120 visual aids for attendees, and walks them through the various red flags of certain items and why they are important to acknowledge. As his slogan “You can’t stop what you don’t know” insists, drug abuse can’t be stopped if it can’t be identified. The most common attendees are law enforcement and educators.
Galloway has received many awards and recognitions for his work, including the 2015 Fraud Prevention and Detection – Law Enforcement Individual Award by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.