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Not to be outdone, Garden City Police do Hammer dance, twerk in lip sync video

Garden City Police Department takes on lip sync challenge

Garden City Police Department sing 'Ice, Ice Baby' and 'Can't Touch This' in their lip sync challenge video they posted to Facebook.
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Garden City Police Department sing 'Ice, Ice Baby' and 'Can't Touch This' in their lip sync challenge video they posted to Facebook.

It’s like a bad dream: police officers lip syncing to Milli Vanilli’s “Baby, Don’t Forget My Number” and busting MC Hammer-like moves to “Can’t Touch This.”

That’s the premise of Garden City’s lip sync video, released this week.

“The community definitely wanted us to participate in it,” Garden City Police Chief Rick Allen said Thursday. He said people were approaching him constantly about when they’d release it.

“I told them, ‘I’m working on it We also have to be cops too,’” he said. The department has 36 employees, including 26 sworn officers.


Police departments around the country have made lip sync videos since mid-July, when the Corinth Police Department in Texas lip synced Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” and challenged three police departments to make videos. The Norfolk, Virginia, police lip synced “Uptown Funk,” a video that garned tens of millions of views.


Departments in Idaho who have participated include Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Idaho State Police, and Caldwell Police Department.


“Caldwell did an excellent job with theirs but I think they used a production company. We did it in-house with officers on our staff,” Allen said. They shot it on an iPhone.


In it, the chief arrives at work, dumps all the paper on his desk into the trash and then takes a nap. It’s clear he and his officers had a lot of fun making the video.


“Anything we can do to show police officers in a different light. We’re human too. We like to have fun,” Allen said.


The video features music from infamous 1980s lip syncers Milli Vanilli, and popular rappers MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice. Garden City took a light-hearted jab at Idaho State Police, when one officer says they don’t have to use Imagine Dragons in their video and another points to an ISP patrol car (ISP sang along “Thunder”).


“Everything in there is a spoof,” Allen said.


Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413




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