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BJ Council & You & Five-O in the news

Our goal is to save lives. Cooperation and communication between the police and the public must take center stage in our efforts to increase safe encounters with law enforcement.

- BJ Council

Cooperation is key to keeping you safe.

Learn why you should comply with BJ Council

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Interview with Deborah Holt Noel of WUNC-TV on the Black Issues Forum

Interview with Sonya Williams Harris of Fox 50/WRAL for Tar Heel Talk

DEI, Allyship, justice, reform,

speaking topics

  • Police Reform & Community Policing

  • Police Accountability

  • Community Advocacy

  • Cooperation is Key: Accountability, Compliance & Complaints - Teach people how to safely interact with law enforcement so they can get home, and know how to file a complaint later

  • The Truth About "Defund the Police" - What does it actually look like & how would it affect the community

  • Podcast, Entrepreneur

  • Mental Health

  • Black Cop

  • Unique, Dual Perspective - Viewing the Black community through the lens of an officer and as a member of the community

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Training - why we need representation within the police department; how a diverse department can be instrumental in building and/or repairing the relationship with the community

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

  • Personal & Professional Integrity

  • COVID - adjusting to virtual presentations during pandemic; continuing to book presentations despite the hardships of 2020

  • Navigating tough relationships within the Police Department

  • Justice-Served Organizations

speaking highlights

  • Boss Locks Podcast Interview (Dec. 2020)

  • Wayne County Gov. Virtual Town Hall (Aug. 2020)

  • Alliance Health Community Meeting (Aug. 2020)

  • One Blood Movement Of Unity Interview (July 2020)

  • Orange Recycling Services Presentation with Alliance Health (June 2020)

  • Lenoir County NAACP (Aug. 2019)

  • Boys & Girls Club of Kinston, NC (Aug. 2019)

  • Junior Leadership Durham (Oct. 2015, Oct. 2017, Jan. 2019)

  • Orange Correctional Center with Coastal Horizons as part of their pre-release courses (Sept. 2018)

  • Police Brutality Healing Forum, hosted by The Ripple Action Group (June 2018)

  • Department of Corrections, the Division of Corrections Enterprise. Presented at two locations: Apex Warehouse for male inmates and the Tag & Copy facility in Raleigh for female inmates (May 2018)

  • North Carolina Central University, Student Group Straight Talk (April & Sept. 2018)

  • Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) National Summit (April 2017)

"Get Home" - Mini-Documentary about YFO

Film by Zhanel Fogg and Bruna Bandoni; Part of the Center for Documentary Studies Courses Documentary Video Intensive, Summer 2019

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