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.
Skilled Lip Syncing Deputy Bexar County Sheriff's Office Recruiting Deputy Mena may not have the singing skills of some of our other talented Deputies however, he’s got a mean lip sync not many can beat #BCSODeputyskills #BCSO #BCSODeputy #BCSObilingual #ChooseToBecomeOne #210335JOBS GRUPO INTOCABLE Los Kumbia Kings KXTN Ellen DeGeneresPosted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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":
Hampton Police Lip Sync Challenge
This is the closest we will ever get to droppin a mixtape, so please check it out. 🔥 We brought our friends in Hampton Fire & Rescue along for the party. This is our response to the Norfolk Police Department lip sync challenge. WE THE BEST. *DJ Khaled voice*Posted by Hampton Police on Friday, July 13, 2018
And the Norfolk Police Department decided to tackle Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk":
#NorfolkPD Lip Sync Challenge
YOUR WAIT IS OVER!!!! The Norfolk Police Department was challenged by the Corinth Police Department, Texas 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! #NorfolkPD is challenging Seattle Police Department, Norfolk Constabulary, Virginia Beach Police Department, and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (OFFICIAL) Thanks for watching!!!! Bruno MarsPosted by Norfolk Police Department on Monday, July 9, 2018
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:
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: