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community program

Preparing citizens for encounters with law enforcement

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You & Five-O, LLC provides powerfully engaging, interactive workshops designed to educate participants on life-saving interactions with law enforcement and its role in protecting citizenry. You & Five-O pays homage to the merits of compliance and communication with officers of the law. The primary objective is to promote mutual respect between law enforcement and citizens with the ultimate goal of survival. Topics range from traffic stops to searches, local police departments, police misconduct, and current events.

Participants are encouraged to interact with us, and are given ample opportunity to ask questions, participate in the discussion, and provide feedback during the presentation.

  • Introduction: how & why You & Five-O was created

  • Interactive Discussion: question & answer; encourage conversations from participants about their perceptions of law enforcement

  • Know Your Rights: basic discussion about citizen rights & constitutional laws, including the 4th & 5th amendments

  • Cooperation is Key: discussion about interactions with law enforcement - do's & don'ts; knowing your rights; complying with officers and filing a complaint after, if needed

  • Beliefs: promote the idea that when the community & law enforcement understand each other, relationships improve

  • Hands-on: activities to practice interactions with law enforcement


I appreciate BJ's authentic passion for sharing this information. It helps to create a welcoming and safe space for adults and youth to share their unfiltered and honest feelings. Incorporating the local police department in the workshop provided an initial platform to begin to enhance police and resident engagement in the community.

- En’Janet Joseph, Northeast Community Coalition

our goals

Increase the community's:
  • knowledge of their constitutional rights

  • awareness of laws that govern how officers do their jobs

  • awareness of the officer’s perspective

& objectives

  • Provide information on how to interact with law enforcement

  • Provide information on how to proceed in filing complaints on police misconduct

  • Promote mutual respect and understanding between citizens and law enforcement

You & Five-O aims to keep citizens informed about law enforcement, during and after our presentations, by providing resources on policing, crime, and other relevant topics. Check out our Resources page for more info!


As an advocate for ex-offender reentry programs, You & Five-O has offered great insight for our offenders preparing to reenter society. This is a program that we have piloted with male and female incarcerated inmates. The feedback was overwhelming. Participants felt empowered learning their rights when interacting with law enforcement as well as how situations should be approached.

- Dr. Anthony O. Vann, Deputy Director, N.C. Department of Public Safety Corrections Enterprise

the details

Our workshops are available virtually and in-person. The content of the presentation is appropriate for youth, adults, non-profits, neighborhood organizations, and corporations.


All workshops include:

  • a full safety presentation

  • ample time for Q&A

  • a local police officer in attendance (to build relationships and help answer specific questions about your community)


Our workshops average 2 hours but can also be half or full days; we are flexible to meet the needs of our clients. We ask for a minimum of 2 hours for our workshops to allow plenty of time for questions and the transformational conversations between community and police that come from our time together.

Pricing$1,400 for 2 hours; $600 for each additional 30 mins.

*Fees don't include travel and lodging expenses (if needed)*

Nonprofits: please reach out to us about pricing! We are willing to work with your organization; email us for more information at

Let us know what you're looking for. We are happy to adapt and work with you to find the best option for your community!


justice served persons

You & Five-O works with Justice Served Persons & Organizations who support them.

We believe that justice served persons have not lost their ability to exercise their rights, so we want to show them how to safely exercise those rights.


Want something other than a workshop? Our founder and primary presenter BJ Council is also available to be booked for speaking presentations!

Speaking Fees range depending on if it's virtual or in-person:

Virtual: Up to an hour $750; Over an hour $900

In-person: Up to an hour $1500; Up to 2 hours $2000


Topics include:

  • Police Reform, Community Policing - Experience working within a community policing system at Durham PD; police reform is a national narrative, but needs to be a local conversation; ideas for how the system can be changed to focus on the community

  • Police Accountability - Holding police accountable for their actions - filing complaints; how to change the system to create more accountability

  • Community Advocacy - Communicating with and speaking up for community; listening to concerns, creating a safe space to discuss issues, helping navigate tough conversations 

  • Defund the Police - What defunding the police actually looks like; how it would impact the community; offer alternatives for defunding police

  • Podcast, Entrepreneur - Experience as an entrepreneur and creating a podcast to offer perspective from an officer and other topics that tie into LE and the Black community

  • Mental Health - Discussions about personal journey, stigma in LE and Black community

  • Unique, Dual Perspective: Black Female & Police Officer - Viewing the Black community through the lens of an officer and as a member of the community; personal experience

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - Utilizing YFO’s services, knowledge, resources to enhance DEI training for businesses/organizations

  • Relationships - Member of the Gay community, 30+ years in a bi-racial relationship

  • Personal & Professional Integrity, Resiliency - having it publicly questioned; personal experience with a scandal in 2009; navigating that and understanding the true meaning of Faith, support of loved ones, true friends, and how to rise again

  • Justice-Served Organizations - Working with returning citizens; justice-served persons

Let us know what you need - we'd love to speak to your community!


We'd love to hear from you

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