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We are excited to introduce our two keynote speakers for this year's Summit, Officer Jermaine Galloway and Emily Allen. See below for more information on their backgrounds.
At 6 feet 9 inches tall, Officer Jermaine Galloway looks like an intimidating presence, but he is devoted and passionate about education, training, and enforcement when it comes to alcohol and drug use and abuse prevention.
Officer Jermaine Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997 and has more than 11 years experience in underage drinking, drug and alcohol enforcement. Officer Galloway has worked several different assignments, including: crime scene investigation (CSI), DUI task force, officer mentoring, and as a field training officer. After playing Division I basketball, Jermaine received his BA from the University of San Francisco. Jermaine is currently an adjunct instructor at NNU (Northwest Nazarene University).
Jermaine has coordinated and led thousands of alcohol related initiatives. Jermaine is also an Idaho POST certified instructor in alcohol beverage laws, community policing and hate & bias crimes. He currently provides nationwide training to police officers, prevention personnel, educators, counselors, parents, treatment providers, health professionals and community coalition members on alcohol and drug trends, drug identifiers, drug clothing, party patrols, compliance checks, party drugs, Fake ID's, drug concealment, alcohol and energy drinks, drug logos, synthetic drugs, drug concentrates, non-traditional ways of alcohol consumption, cough medicine abuse, alcohol laws, drug stash compartments, popular culture music, and other community based alcohol initiatives.
Officer Galloway also spends much of his time speaking to youth on the harms of underage drinking, drug abuse and tobacco. Each year Jermaine has spent countless hours talking to youth at school assembly’s and town hall meetings. Currently, Galloway has trained over 50,000 people nationwide.
Several years ago, Jermaine and his wife created the Northwest Alcohol Conference. This is a nationally recognized conference, which provides training and enforcement strategies to attendees on community alcohol problems. Jermaine has also created several community based alcohol and drug prevention programs.
Jermaine has had articles published in American Police Beat Magazine and many local area newspapers where he has done presentations. Jermaine has also been highlighted in videos and television news media.
Officer Galloway is also a member of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) and several local community substance abuse prevention coalitions. In addition, Galloway has provided keynote and breakout session presentations at several state and nationally recognized conferences including the International Chiefs of Police Drug Recognition Expert Conference (DRE), OJJDP Underage Drinking Conference, Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America Conference (CADCA), TIPS Conference, National Rural Institute Conference, Texas Underage Drinking Youth Task Force, Utah Troubled Youth Conference, Youth Crime Watch of America Conference, Wisconsin, Alabama & Washington SRO Conferences, Utah Juvenile Judges Conference, Several State Highway Safety Summits, SLC Utah School District, International DARE Conference, Idaho Narcotics Officers Association Conference, Virginia School Safety Conference, Washington State, Nevada, Colorado and Idaho School Counselor Conference, National School Safety Conference, Ottawa Canada Law Enforcement, Mississippi School State Prevention Conference, Washington & Idaho State Prevention Summit, Utah State Gang Conference, Idaho School Administrators Conference, and the Texas School Administrators Safety Conference to name a few. Officer Galloway also provides hundreds community, school, organization based trainings along with youth assemblies and community night presentations.
For his efforts in regards to drug prevention and underage drinking In 2009, Jermaine received the National Law Enforcement Partner of the year award from (OJJDP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
In 2010, Jermaine received the National Mickey Sadaoff Underage Drinking Award from the director of (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, she worked in the Production Events department at MTV. In 2005 she went on to study and earn her Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University. During her studies and post-graduate work, she worked in the Residence Life department, Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services, and as an Academic Support Coordinator. She has also filled several other roles at CSU including serving as a University Hearing Officer and a judge and case manager for the Back on TRAC/DAY IV program. Emily’s strong background in program management, diversity and social justice, student/community relations and communication play an instrumental role in connecting with members of the Fort Collins community. Emily has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years and is committed to helping students and non-students learn from, live with, and understand one another. In her position as the Community Liaison between Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins, she helps to strengthen relationships between students and long-term residents through active and passive programming, educational outreach, and events. Emily helps facilitate, mediate, and coach community members through conflict and encourage proactive outreach so that conflict can be avoided. As the Community Liaison is a position that is shared jointly by the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University, it serves the CSU and City by connecting administrators, faculty, staff, police and the business and non-profit communities.