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Don Gala, Ph.D.

Years of experience: 25
Position: Executive Director

Chief Research Consultant & Sr. Trainer

Dr. Gala established The Gala Group, Inc. to provide consulting and cost-effective training for police departments and Sheriff's Offices. He provides the leadership and team development that allows for unique management and training, which utilizes the skills and knowledge of our SME trainers. He has 25 years of experience in law enforcement (retired FLEO), nearly 6 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force as an NCO, with 1 1/2 years as a Sergeant (NCO)/Intelligence Operations Specialist (20450) (USAF), and a contracted P.O.S.T. approved Instructor.


Years of experience: 30
Position: COO

Mr. Brooks has a graduate education in Sociology. He is a retired junior flag Officer with the U.S. Army at the rank of Major. He is a battlefield Viet Nam veteran. Also, he is a retired federal law enforcement officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in mid-management.

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About Us



We strive to help police departments develop a solid foundation and law enforcement strategy so they can be successful. We will work to improve multicultural skills, community satisfaction with police services, compliance with the law involving the use of force and 4th Amendment Search & Seizure, improve department culture, and employee relations, to name a few.

The Gala Group, Inc.© (TGG) is a Tennessee Non-Profit Corporation (applied for 501(c)(3) status) located in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.

TGG consultants have more than 250 years of combined experience to deliver services that are second to none. Each TGG consultant has between 20 to 31 years of experience. The consultants' formal training will range from a bachelor's to master's and Ph.D. degrees and are graduates of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia. TGG provides educational and training assistance to national clients.

TGG has a culturally diverse executive staff and is managed by minority and U.S. Military disabled veterans.
Our clients’ training, program evaluation/assessment, and research needs are the focus of the The Gala Group.


Years of experience: 28
Position: Human Resources & Security

Jerry is a retired FLEO, Sr. Consultant and SME in Human Resources, Security and Compliance.

Clayton kellum, m.s.

Years of experience: 32
Position: Vice President of Marketing

Clayton is a Sr. Consultant – SME: past USDOJ Certified PREA Auditor (3 yrs.), USDOJ/FBOP Intelligence Officer, Sr. Firearms Instructor, Gangs, Emergency Preparedness, Supervision and Management, Institutional Security & Compliance. (He holds a Top-Secret Clearance).

“Dr. Gala delivered what he promised. Our community satisfaction levels are at an all-time high!”

1999 - Signal Mtn. Police Dept. (TN) (First agency provided in-service P.O.S.T. training).