Joining police departments across the nation, the Santa Barbara Police Department showed off their sass and personality in a very elaborate, highly produced, and extremely funny lip sync music video published on Friday. The video features Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow and other officials dancing and lip syncing to songs “Walking on Sunshine,” “Danza Kuduro,” and “High Hopes,” among other popular hits.
The lip sync battle between police departments began earlier in the year when the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia accepted the challenge from the Corinth Police Department in Texas, leading to one of this summer’s most viral videos. Since then, the battle took off, resulting in dozens of viral videos of police officers singing and dancing to intricately choreographed music hits.
The effort, diversity, and joy displayed in the Santa Barbara Police Department’s video, however, could make it a top contender for one of the battle’s best lip sync videos to date. Within 24 hours of its publication, the video has garnered 20k views on Youtube.
“This community has gone through so much,” said Luhnow in the video. “We can show how we have moved on from the danger zone, and how the department and community [now] has such high hopes for the future,” ultimately adding, “Lets rock this thing and do it right.”