2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know—Current Alcohol and Drug Trends and Identifiers

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

About the Webinar

In this webinar, Jermaine Galloway, known as the "Tall Cop," built on his presentation at last year's conference and took a deeper dive into recent drug trends. In addition to the knowledge and ability to identify those who might be abusing drugs and/or alcohol, this webinar educated attendees on items identified to defeat drug tests and how drug testing can be a part of your prevention program. Participants were also taught the trends associated with the coronavirus and alcohol and drug abuse as well as new vape trends, including marijuana concentrates and concealment methods. There are several identifiers, logos, and terms that are commonly related to marijuana (leaf and concentrate) abuse, over-the-counter drugs, and vape pens.

Webinar Materials

This webinar was not recorded. However, Tall Cop Says Stop provided the following informational one-pagers.


Mike Hanson, Minnesota TZD Program Co-Chair, and Director, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety


Jermaine Galloway
Jermaine Galloway

Jermaine Galloway, known as the “Tall Cop,” is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, five-time national award winner, international award winner, and resource for those involved with prevention, education, treatment, and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 18 years experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. As a full time trainer, the “Tall Cop” currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research, and substance abuse identification in various communities across the country. While in law enforcement, Officer Galloway was a member of the DUI task force, a CSI, community policing unit, and a field-training officer. The Tall Cop calls the great state of Texas home, as he travels and trains nationally and internationally.


Attendees are eligible for 2.0 POST credits, 2.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, and 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

More Information

For more information about the webinar, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu.


The webinar was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.