(Santa Paula, Ca) If you haven’t seen it, then you might need to come out from under a rock. The nationwide trend of law enforcement departments creating videos to #lipsyncchallenge has been monumental, with certain videos garnering nearly 1 Million views, equivalent to the views received for certain popular TV shows like The View, or the Today Show, or even 60 Minutes.
Yes. Your law enforcement officers are lip synching and getting more views than real TV shows.
As of today, Santa Paula Police Department (after just 2 days) has 18,000+ views on YouTube.
Performing the infamous song by Drake, the department dances “The Kee Kee” for your viewing enjoyment.
And now, our very own City of Santa Paula Police Department has joined the mix. (notice everyone on the sidewalk doing “The Kee Kee”)
The myriad of videos available from around the country truly range from entire departments to single individuals. From current pop songs to 80’s hits.
Take a look at some of the most popular videos to date:
Sherman, Texas “You’ve lost that loving Feeling”
Norfolk Police Department “Uptown Funk”
Cleveland, TN Police Department “Havana”
Santa Paula’s debut included a challenge to fellow police departments in Ventura County. Their message on Youtube reads, “Part 1: The Santa Paula Police crew took a few minutes out of their day to bust a move, but we refuse to dance alone! So where you at? Let the #InMyFeelingsChallenge officially begin in Ventura County, CA”
“We are calling you out Port Hueneme Police Department, Ventura Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Oxnard Police Department. #ShotsFired This video was done in the spirit of good fun and dancing for the Shiggy Challenge, In My Feelings Challenge, and KeKe Challenge.”
“This video was done in the spirit of good fun in an effort to humanize our law enforcement officers. We hope to reach individuals that we normally aren’t able to connect with through the use of this video,” said Police Chief Steve McLean.
The message also included the following: “**DISCLAIMER** THERE WAS NO ACTUAL “GHOST RIDING THE WHIP” AS THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS ALWAYS PRESENT AND SAFELY DRIVING, BUT NOT SHOWN IN THE VIDEO. WE DO NOT ENDORSE JUMPING OUT OF MOVING VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS STUNT FROM MOVING VEHICLES OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO DANCE WITH YOU, THEN CITE YOU! THANK YOU!”
No matter how many you watch, the entertainment factor is high.