Since 2017, Five-O and Fades has served as an outreach initiative for community engagement and partnership between local barbers and officers. The bi-weekly engagement, with the barbershop as the backdrop, allows barbers to assist friendly and difficult conversations between their male clients and officers. Conversations may be fueled by the local and national optics of officer involved incidents. The Annual Five-0 and Fades Back to School Haircut and Backpack event, brings over 600 youth and their families together to engage with barbers and officers, in a block party atmosphere. Five-0 and Fades barbers engage once a month with youth at the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center through haircuts and conversations.