The viral lip sync battles between law enforcement have been spreading nationwide after social media challenges that appear to have begun in Texas. Here’s just a sampling of law enforcement’s sweet air guitar:
Our great 14th District Community asked and we answered….
Here is our #LipSyncChallenge #LipSyncBattle #policelipsync
The @Chicago_Police Shakespeare District lip syncing to Bohemian Rhapsody….
Let’s call it Shakespearean Rhapsody 🎤 🎶 pic.twitter.com/fcd7NS1ow1
— Chicago PD 14th Dist (@ChicagoCAPS14) July 5, 2018
Spike singing along for the #LipSyncChallenge Whatcha got @PlainfieldILPD pic.twitter.com/NX7N70PQks
— Romeoville Police (@Romeoville_PD) July 4, 2018
Citizens, we’ve heard your cries and here you go….#LipSyncChallenge #LipSyncBattle
We challenge: @Gonzales_Police @GrandPrairiePD @SouthlakeDPS @TheColonyPolice @ArlingtonPD pic.twitter.com/J2mH1o6G9t
— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) July 3, 2018
The Grapevine, Texas, Police Department reached for their legwarmers, set Kenny Loggins to a DUI test and — yes, we’re impressed — did the “Dirty Dancing” lift:
We figured we’d get in on the #LipSyncChallenge. @NYPDnews, let’s see what you got! #JoinDPD pic.twitter.com/AcvOARvvCP
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) July 3, 2018
Unfortunately, not all cops — make that their bosses — have been into the challenge. “This morning I have received numerous calls from media outlets regarding a Crowley Police Officer posting a lip sync challenge on Facebook to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office,” Acadia Parish (La.) Sheriff K.P. Gibson said in a statement Tuesday. “This email is to advise everyone that our agency will not participate in this challenge. I feel that when a deputy puts on our uniform, they are representing the public by doing everything within our power to deter, stop and fight criminal activity. On or off duty, that uniform represents not only our department but the citizens we serve, that being the tax payers of our parish. I would much rather see our deputies focusing on the spike in criminal activity rather than a Facebook Challenge.”
Maybe he needs a break in Florida: