The time has come: The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has taken a stab at the nationwide lip-sync challenge, and the video is now live on Facebook.
The sheriff’s office and the York County Department of Fire & Life Safety collaborated on the video, which runs about five minutes to the tune of Will Smith’s “Men in Black.”
By 1 p.m. Tuesday, the video had more than 3,200 reactions, 5,100 shares and 119,000 views.
The video features drone footage, river divers, a crowd of people dancing at Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series and a borrowed Ford Galaxie.
At the end of the video, the sheriff’s office challenged the Byram Township Police Department in New Jersey.
The lip-sync challenge has been circulating for several weeks on social media, with law enforcement departments across the country challenging each other to lip-sync to popular songs.
On July 9, the Norfolk Police Department’s lip-sync video to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk ”went viral — hitting more than 1.4 million reactions and more than 67 million views thus far. Since then, the Hampton Police Department has released its own video to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations.”
Other local police departments have also been challenged. The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office posted a lip-sync video and challenged their neighbor, James City County Police.
James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said the department is considering doing its own video.
Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said the department has been challenged to participate but has not released a public response yet.
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