Being part of a police or fire department is serious business. It’s a career path that puts many in harm’s way every day. Perhaps that’s why we all love it when they lighten up with a good lip sync challenge.
From coast to coast this summer, cops and firefighters have been dazzling us with their lip syncing skills.
It started when Deputy Alexander Mena of the Bexar County Police Department in Texas posted this video of himself lip syncing to “Fuiste Mala” by the Los Kumbia Kings.
Then Bexar challenged San Antonio, who challenged others and the next thing we knew, we had a wave of these joyful videos. Some of our favorites can be seen below.
The police in Hampton, Virginia, definitely upped the production value with this version of “Good Vibrations”:
And the Norfolk Police Department decided to tackle Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”:
Christopher Traveras of the Norfolk PD said:
We wanted to show the community our primary objective is to protect and serve the community, but we’re not robots.
Paris, Texas, went old school with “Barbie Girl”:
Katy Perry’s “Roar” was selected by the Clemson University Police and Fire Department:
While Maryland’s Harford County went for “Code 555”:
In San Francisco, officers decided to couch the song in a little narrative:
**We do not own the rights to this song** pic.twitter.com/xF23pBKQcY
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) July 12, 2018
And the women of the San Angelo, Texas, PD decided to turn up the heat with some Kelly Clarkson:
Phoenix kept it light with “Can’t Stop The Feeling”:
Whereas Rowlett, Texas, went retro with The Spice Girls:
The challenge even made its way as far as Alaska:
And the Skokie, Illinois, PD chose a song that will strike nostalgia into any ’80s kid’s heart:
The NYPD decided that lip syncing to their Katy Perry selection wasn’t quite enough:
Not to be outdone, Macon County, North Carolina, took it next level with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”:
And finally, the Caldwell, Idaho, Police Department turned theirs into a full on short film:
Excuse us while we spend the next few hours watching all of these.