logo

Virginia police department's lip-sync video on their lunch break gets more than 77 million views

Aby Rivas
Sep 29, 2018
12:30 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Two months ago, the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia joined the viral lip sync challenge between police departments across the country, and their fun one-take performance of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” has now garnered over 77 million of views.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The internet is still buzzing with the epic lip sync video choreographed and recorded by the Norfolk Police Department on their lunch break. Over 40 uniformed officers, support personnel and firefighters joined the fun while singing and dancing around the police station to show the citizens a different, more human side of their local officers.

The video with just six officers walking through the hallways while singing to Mark Ronson’s and Bruno Mars’ hit song, but as they keep walking around the officers, more and more officers join them, adding more fun to the shot with new moves and facial expressions.

Advertisement

By the end of the song, there are motorbikes with their lights on, a firetruck, and even a baby on camera, as the officers stood outside their station dancing around their vehicles and doing a choreographed dance that shows they know how to put on a show.

“YOUR WAIT IS OVER!!!!,” they captioned the video. “The Corinth Police Department, Texas challenged the Norfolk Police Department to a #lipsync battle and we gladly accepted. As you can see we all had a great time filming the video, which we have to point out was done in #onetake!”

NEWFOUND FAME

"I'm just so glad people are enjoying it,” William Pickering, a Norfolk Police Department spokesman, told the Virginian-Pilot.

Advertisement

"I'm at a loss for words."

Advertisement

Officer Christopher Tavaras, the frontman through the whole video, stole the hearts of women all over the nation, who filled the comment section of the video with praises for the “sexy officer at the front.” “I took more photos in the last three days than I had in the entire year,” he joked in an interview with NBC.

Advertisement

The Norfolk Police was initially challenged to do the lip sync by the Corinth Police Department in Texas, and after a week of recruiting volunteers to record the video and creating a choreography, they gave everything they had on the dance floor, or well, the police station.

Advertisement

“We wanted to show the community our primary objective is to protect and serve the community, but we’re not robots,” said Pickering. “We share a lot of the same interests the community has.”

A NEW COMPETITOR

The Nixa Police Department in Missouri decided to join the challenge last month, and their incredible performance of “Footloose” seems to have dethroned Norkfolk as the undisputable kings and queen of the -friendly competition.

Dancing to the iconic Kenny Loggins’s song, the officers are seen dancing and showing their best footwork in various settings and surrounded by people from the community, who were just as excited as the officers for the challenge.

Advertisement

“No budget, no production company (shot and edited by our Public Information Officer who studied film production), and all officers donated their time to participate,” they wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to everyone in the Nixa community who came out to dance with us! Y'all are too much fun!”

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Mom Calls Police on Her 10-Year-Old Son after Finding Out He's Rude to His Teacher

May 14, 2022

Man Sees Old Woman with Crying Kids at Gas Station, Remembers News Report on Missing Children — Story of the Day

January 25, 2022

Millionaire’s Stepdaughter Commits Crime, Cop Realizes She Did It to Get Away from Her Stepdad – Story of the Day

March 17, 2022

92-Year-Old Man Gets Kicked Out of a Bank, Officer Takes Him by the Hand and Brings Him Back

February 22, 2022

Teen Store Employee Gives Police Officer a Cookie for Free, Gets Suspended for It

February 01, 2022

Son Sees News Report about Homeless Man, Realizes It's the Dad He Hasn't Seen for 30 Years

April 15, 2022

Cop Called to Arrest Shoplifting Mom, Sees Her Children and Decides to Pay Her Bill

February 12, 2022

Mom Uses Videos of 4-Year-Old Daughter to Gain More Followers until Girl Nearly Dies Making One — Story of the Day

May 06, 2022

6-Year-Old Arrested by Police Officer Tearfully Asks for Second Chance in Body Camera Footage

May 21, 2022

Officer Responds to a Call about a Hungry Boy Trying to Sell His Teddy Bear for Food

February 16, 2022

Boss Kicks Out Cleaning Lady Who Comes to Work with Newborn Baby, Loses Job a Few Minutes Later – Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Arizona Cop Responds to a Call, Unaware He'll Find His Future Daughter There

May 19, 2022

Years after Sister Kicked Him Out, Homeless Man Meets Cops and Learns He Is a Millionaire – Story of the Day

February 28, 2022

Elderly Lunch Lady Gets Fired for Giving Free Lunch to Schoolkid Who Couldn't Pay For It

April 28, 2022