Join us for the 2016 Highway2Enforcement Conference! This event brings educational
opportunities to help law enforcement professionals recognize drunk and drugged driving in a manner that allows for targeted action and increased enforcement.
Comedian Mike Armstrong - TOP ENFORCER AWARDS CEREMONY KEYNOTE
Mike Armstrong is a former police officer from Louisville, Kentucky. He is a regular guest on The Bob and Tom show, with TV credits ranging from Oprah to the CBS Morning News to Good Morning America. Mike and his wife have a small herd of children. The kids are clones of their father. They will say and do just about anything to get attention.
Mike Armstrong brings to the stage a hilarious set of anecdotes about his time as a sworn officer, his wife of many years, (“I’ve been married so long, I don’t look when I cross the street!”), his neighbors, and his kids. When, during his stage performance, he tells about meeting a burglar in his own home, naked and with an axe, you will not wonder why the burglar called the police on him!
Jim Camp - SPEAKER/CLOSING KEYNOTE
Owner | Dynamic Messages LLC
Jim Camp received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education in 1979, and his juris doctorate in 1982. He spent eight years as a civil litigator before serving over sixteen years as the elected District Attorney for Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Jim then retired and for nine years was one of the State of Tennessee’s two Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors. Jim has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Kevin E. Quinlan National Excellence in Traffic Safety Award, the Tennessee District Attorney Generals Conference’s President’s Award, and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s Lifesavers Award. He has authored numerous national treatises and articles and is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and law enforcement, criminal, and trial advocacy trainer. He is presently the owner of Dynamic Messages LLC, a training and consulting firm.
Jermaine Galloway AKA Tall Cop - OPENING KEYNOTE
Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, national award winner, and author. Officer Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997 and has more than 12 years experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement, and prevention. Officer Galloway has dedicated hundreds of hours to community scans, research, and substance abuse identification in communities across the country.
Officer Galloway currently provides nationwide training to coalition members, law enforcement, educators, youth, counselors, probation officers, health professionals, judges, and community members. Over the last three years, Officer Galloway has trained more than 65,000 people nationwide. While in a specific community, Officer Galloway conducts a community scan – working his way through several local alcohol & drug promotion retail locations. He also conducts research on substance abuse trends through interviews of hundreds of individuals nationwide at various festivals, events, and retail locations. Officer Galloway trains on several different alcohol and drug topics, including: drug trends, alcohol and energy drinks, underage drinking, synthetic drugs, marijuana concentrates / dabbing, popular culture music, EDM events, inhalants, substance abuse, party patrols, fake ID’s, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, party drugs, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, herbal drugs, designer drugs, physical signs and symptoms, popular culture phone apps, the influence of drug legalization, marijuana edibles, stash compartments, drug concealment methods, alcohol and drug clothing, logos, and identifiers.
Officer Galloway created his own alcohol and substance abuse prevention and identification program called the “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” program. Officer Galloway provides over 125 visual aids for attendees to view, hold, and become familiar with throughout his presentations.
Along with creating and starting two non-profit organizations, Officer Galloway is also the Vice President of the Alcohol and Drug Free Prevention Coalition in Idaho, and sits on Idaho’s statewide Impaired Driving Prevention and Enforcement Task Force.
Officer Galloway has had articles published in print and online in American Police Beat Magazine, Campus Safety Magazine, and many local area newspapers during on-site presentations. In addition to various media stories and interviews, in 2011, Officer Galloway was highlighted in a national video, produced by Human Relations Media, about the harms of “Spice - the synthetic Marijuana.”
Andrea Darr | Director | WV Center for Children’s Justice
Andrea Darr is the Director of the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice, which promotes and supports a statewide trauma informed response to child maltreatment and children’s exposure to violence. The Center, housed in the Crimes Against Children Unit at the WV State Police, streamlines resources and minimizes duplicative efforts to address challenges, barriers, gaps, and needed improvements in working child maltreatment cases. The Center includes the WV Children’s Justice Task Force, the Defending Childhood Initiative/ Handle with Care Program, the WV Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and the WV Human Trafficking Project.
Before devoting her work full time on children’s initiatives, Andrea served as the Coordinator of Victim Witness Services
for the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute from 2005-2015. In that capacity, she coordinated with prosecution based victim witness assistance programs, as well as community based programs to improve their collective knowledge concerning available resources and information, and to establish a bridge between local, state, and federal agencies regarding victim issues.
Andrea has also worked in direct services with victims of crime, violence, and abuse while serving as the Victim Liaison at the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Adam Holley | Attorney Supervisor | WV DMV
Adam is a graduate of WVU and WVU College of Law. He is a 19-year employee of the Division of Motor Vehicles whose primary responsibility since 2010 is to direct the prosecution of license revocation actions for DUI. He has attended numerous DUI trainings including Prosecuting the Drugged Driver, Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He is a frequent guest instructor at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Adam resides in Frazier’s Bottom in Putnam County with his wife and twin daughters.
Officer Joey Koher | Huntington Police Department
Joseph “Joey” Koher is the West Virginia Drug Evaluation Classification Program State Coordinator and an active officer with the Huntington Police Department. Since being named the State Coordinator in 2014, Officer Koher has provided numerous classes and presentations to law enforcement and prosecutors across the state including Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Refreshers, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), Prosecuting the Impaired Driver, and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Schools. In addition to providing numerous training events, presentations, and workshops, Officer Koher has also been West Virginia’s Top Enforcer (DUI arrests) for the past four years.
Chuck Matson, DRE 4330 | Owner | RID Training
Chuck Matson is a renowned instructor and engaging speaker on issues related to psychoactive drugs. During his prestigious 29-year career with the Omaha Police Department, he was recognized by numerous governmental organizations, civic groups, and prevention alliances for his successful efforts to deter and apprehend impaired drivers. He is a prior recipient of the National Commission Against Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Award, and in 1995 he became Nebraska’s first local law enforcement officer certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). As a Drug Evaluation Classification Program (DECP) Instructor, he has been instrumental in the certification and/or recertification of thousands of United States and Canadian law enforcement officials in the DRE and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) curricula.
Lt. Chad Napier (retired) | Prevention Resource Coordinator | Appalachia HIDTA
Chad Napier has been the Prevention Coordinator for the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) since 2015. Prior to this position, he spent twenty years in law enforcement. He began his career with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and then moved to the Charleston Police Department. While with the Charleston Police Department, Chad held various positions including an assignment with the CPD Street Crimes Unit focusing on investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of street level drug dealers. He was later assigned as a detective with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), with the primary duties of investigation and prosecution of state and federal drug violations. He went on to be a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Charleston, WV. He was then assigned to MDENT, starting as a supervisor overseeing the drug unit investigators and investigations and later being appointed as the commander. After graduating from the FBI National Academy, he was transferred to the Housing Division as the commander. Over the years, Chad has worked on hundreds of drug related violations and arrests. He has also been acknowledged as an expert witness in illegal drug possession and distribution in many state and federal courts.
Kimberly N. Overton | Chief Resource Prosecutor | NC Conference of District Attorneys
Kimberly Overton currently serves as the Chief Resource Prosecutor with the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. Before coming to the Conference of District Attorneys in 2003 as North Carolina’s first Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Kimberly served as an Assistant District Attorney in Halifax County, NC working in both district and superior court.
Kimberly has been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as National Prosecutor of the Year, Citizens Against Drug Impaired Driving (CANDID) as National DRE Prosecutor of the Year, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with a Service Award, NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program with the Directors Award, and other awards including NC Operation Lifesaver Prosecutor of the Year, North Carolina Wildlife Prosecution Award, and a Meritorious Service Award from South Carolina’s Drug DEC Program.
First Sgt. Jay Powers | WV State Police
First Sergeant Jay Powers is a 20-year member of the West Virginia State Police. He has been the Southern Coordinator for the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention since 2006 and is also the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) State Coordinator. He has been a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) since 2013 and became a certified DRE Instructor as of April 2016.
Erin Spearen | Supervisor of the Toxicology Section of the Forensic Laboratory | WV State Police
Erin earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Concord College in May 2000. She then went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science from Marshall University in May 2002. Erin began her employment with the West Virginia State Police in the Drug Identification Section of the Forensic Laboratory in August 2002. From there, she became the Technical Leader for the Drug Identification Section in November 2005. Erin began training in Blood Alcohol and Volatiles Analysis in late 2009 and completed training and began casework in March 2010. She was transferred to the Toxicology Section full-time in September 2011. Erin is currently the Supervisor for the Toxicology Section of the Forensic Laboratory and remains proficient as an Analyst in the Drug Identification Section.
Bob Tipton | Director | WV Governor’s Highway Safety Program
Bob is a native of Raleigh County, graduating from Bluefield State College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration in 1983. Bob served as a Police Officer for the City of Beckley for 24 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 2001.
While there, he was the officer in charge of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program, Photo Lab, and Coordinator of the Southern Regional Highway Safety Program. During his last year, he served as the Occupant Protection Coordinator/Law Enforcement Liaison for the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP). In 2001, Bob was named the Director of the GHSP and continues to serve in this role.
William Van Hoose | Associate Director Law Enforcement Liaison/Education | Purdue Pharma L.P.
Mr. William (Bill) Van Hoose is Associate Director of Law Enforcement Liaison and Education at Purdue Pharma L.P. Prior to joining Purdue, Mr. Van Hoose was an Asset Protection Manager and Director for the Walgreen Company and was responsible for detecting and investigating acts of theft and diversion of prescription controlled substances by health care providers. Previously, Mr. Van Hoose was a special agent with Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) and the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). As an AFOSI Special Agent, Mr. Van Hoose conducted institutional drug diversion investigations from military medical facilities, and investigations of impaired health care professionals. In addition, Mr. Van Hoose managed a Department of Defense drug task force directing overseas operations designed to interdict the flow of illicit drugs while supervising counter-narcotics operations within a multinational region.
Mr. Van Hoose is a designated Law Enforcement Instructor teaching federal, state, and local agencies in various
investigative techniques. He is a graduate of the AFOSI Special Investigations Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Van Hoose also serves as the Vice President of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators.
Mr. Van Hoose holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.