Pictured Below: Jermaine Galloway( a.k.a. Tall Cop)
addresses the Dogwood crowd
Tall Cop Makes Newaygo County Stop
By N3 News Team
On Tuesday morning Headway, the local substance abuse prevention coalition, brought Jermaine Galloway to the Dogwood Center for a workshop on the current youth drug-alcohol culture, the current clothing that serves as both part of the culture and for concealment purposes and recognizing indicators of drug use.
“Tall Cop Say Stop” his dynamic three hour seminar featured a compelling power-point demonstration showing the vast number of innuendo-laden and...
Pictured Below: Attendees look over the display of drug culture material
...coded messages displayed on clothing, bumper stickers and signage as well as the products and paraphernalia that are often hidden within local venues that go unseen by those not aware of their true intent.
Nearly 200 folks from human service agencies, law enforcement, schools and the community attended the session with most seeming to be fascinated by the wealth of information dispensed by Mr. Galloway and many spent the brief intermission time looking over the tables filled with materials he brought as examples.
Mr. Galloway drove home the message time and again of how these items were to be found in every area emphasizing his point with examples of items available in local and regional outlets.
“They’re actually hidden right in front of you,” he said pointing out the many messages and products related to drug usage.
He also emphasized the power of knowledge, often punctuating his deliveries with “You can’t stop what you don’t know.”
“Officer Galloway is a talented speaker and he has a clear passion for Substance Abuse Prevention,” said Rachel Uganski Project Coordinator for Headway’s Drug Free Communities Grant. “This presentation was a great opportunity for him to share his expertise and passion with Newaygo County and surrounding communities.”
“The information he shared is vital in helping to create and maintain a safe and drug-free community,” she added.
The free presentation was the latest in a series of initiatives Headway has undertaken to help create a safer community for all members with particular emphasis on youth prevention.