Moses Lake community helps police officers with lip-sync challenge video

An internet challenge has police and law enforcement departments across the country busting out their best moves, and it was the Moses Lake Police Department’s turn Thursday night.

The department was challenged by the Longview Police Department to do a lip-sync video and called on the community they serve for help.

There were lights, cameras, and a whole lot of dancing at McCosh Park Thursday.

Police Chief Kevin Fuhr says he wasn’t surprised at how many turned out due to word of mouth.

“I’ve been looking at all the Facebook comments, and I knew that we were going to have a couple hundred people here,” Fuhr said.

Moses Lake officers got to show a more humorous side by doing the Cha-Cha Slide, a dance inspired by the song of the same name by Mr. C The Slide Man.

Brenda Laramore brought her children to be part of the fun.

“They were bugging us about it as soon as I walked in the door from work,” Laramore said.

They joined hundreds of others on stage, trying their best to dance in unison.

Fuhr say Thursday’s lip-sync video was more than just having fun, it was about building relationships with the Moses Lake community.

“This is a great interaction,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to rub shoulders with the public and for them to rub shoulders with us, and just see us as human beings like we all are.”

The video is expected to be released in a few weeks.