The Marshfield Police Department has accepted the Lip Sync Challenge, following a challenge from the Spencer and Colby-Abbotsford Police Departments.[Related: Colby-Abbotsford and Spencer Police Departments Join ‘Lip Sync Challenge’]
In a humorous video posted Saturday that has attracted more than 50,000 views, the MPD assured the public that they already had a Lip Sync video in the works, but it would take time.
Lieutenant Dennis Keffer is organizing the effort. “We’ve had an overwhelming response from people,” he said. “We want people to know that it’s happening, but it’s going to take a couple weeks.”
Keffer sees the challenge as coming from the community, rather than from one agency.
“It’s interesting the expectation the community has of its police officers, because it’s nontraditional,” he said. “At the same time, we’re called to get more involved in meeting the community.”
The department is working to create something that hasn’t been done by other departments across the nation in viral videos. “The general challenge is to be unique and in an environment where a lot of things have already been done,” said Keffer. “We’re looking to do something a little different that still fits the general template.”
While the end result might not meet some people’s expectations, if the pre-video is anything to judge by, the department is sure to have something up its sleeve.
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