Their viral lip sync video from last July has 80 million views on Facebook and 1.5 million shares!
The Norfolk Police Department went head-to-head with the Seattle Police Department on Monday on the show Lip Sync to the Rescue, ultimately winning the competition and $100,000 for the department. How awesome! They posted their answer to the lip sync challenge on Facebook last July after being challenged by the police department in Corinth, Texas, and the video has since accumulated 80 million views and 1.5 million shares on Facebook.
The Norfolk Police Department (NPD) chose to lip sync to "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and won the hearts of fans everywhere. They created the video in one shot with little equipment and a cell-phone—how cool!
Screenshot from video
Just saying, it helps when you have an attractive police officer as the main lip-syncer ... amirite?
The NPD posted to Twitter on Monday, September 9, urging fans to vote for them, and it received over 1.4K retweets. To make the news better, Bruno Mars himself stepped in on the excitement by sharing the tweet and asking fans to vote for them!
The NPD was one of 30 contestants chosen out of a pool of 1,000 applicants to appear on the show.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! We could not have done this without your support! This has been such an #AMAZING experience 😃@CBS @LipSyncRescue @CedEntertainer @LukeBryanOnline @BrunoMars @MarkRonson @JUMA_TV @vachiefs @noblenatl @TheIACP @NorfolkVA @WatersideDistVA pic.twitter.com/fCZjDw1434— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) September 10, 2019
See the lip sync video here:
Courtesy of Norfolk Police Department
In addition to drawing millions of views, the video has created greater trust between the community and the police department.
What did you think of the viral lip sync challenge? What did you think of the video? Did you think the NPD deserved the winnings? Tell us in the comments!