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Aug. 1, 2017

CONTACT:    Sgt. Jack Hildebrand, 806-651-2301, jhildebrand@wtamu.edu

University’s Police Department to Host ‘The Tall Cop’ in Training Sessions


CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) is bringing Officer Jermaine Galloway, “The Tall Cop,” to the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall for two sessions on High in Plain Sight: Substance Abuse Prevention Training. The first session is scheduled for Aug. 31 and will be geared toward law enforcement and criminal juOfficer Jermaine Gallowaystice professionals. The second session will be Sept. 1 and will be tailored for school and university administration, residential housing staff, treatment providers, counselors and educational professionals. The sessions will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

The training workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, drug impacts, concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, new technology and even local area trends that change every day. Galloway adapts these sessions to each community he teaches in and constantly updates this training to keep up with current trends. This method of instruction allows the community to know what is going on locally in their own retail stores. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, one must know what is going on in your community.

The 6-foot-9 Galloway has currently trained more than 65,000 people nationwide. He has served for more than 16 years in the Boise Police Department in Idaho. During his tenure, Galloway has been an alcohol compliance and enforcement officer, crime scene investigator, field-training officer and Boise Police and Boise State University football team liaison. He is currently the president and CEO of J. Chad Professional Training. Since 2004, when receiving the Greater Idaho Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross of Idaho, the Tall Cop has been the recipient of numerous national and regional awards for his work and training in substance abuse.

Galloway just received the National Enrique Camarena Award from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prestigious award is named for Enrique Camarena, the DEA officer who lost his life while enforcing drug laws in 1985. In addition, Galloway was recently presented a national award from the national Elks Drug Awareness Program. The Elks just honored the Tall Cop at the International Elks Conference in Nevada this summer.

UPD hopes that professionals throughout the Texas Panhandle area can participate in this excellent training from a nationally recognized instructor and speaker. The cost is $50 per person each day and will be free for WTAMU faculty, staff, and employees. For more information, contact Sgt. Jack Hildebrand at 806-651-2301.              



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