The Running Man Video craze continues to sweep the country as police departments nationwide post their Running Man Videos and issue challenges to fellow departments. Houston Police Department is the latest department to post their video just today, 6-28-16 which has already garnered 19,660 hits by 2100 hours (9:00 pm) west coast time.
The videos often feature both sworn and civilian staff dancing to the 1990's hit "My Boo" by the musical group Ghost Town. While the videos serve an important role to cast police and law enforcement in a positive and fun way, they can also be a great recruitment tool for the individual police agency.
Admittedly I have not followed the Running Man Video story closely but I have learned that two young men, Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall, from Hillside New Jersey, got the idea while sitting in Ms. Graham's finance class. An impromptu dance session followed and a video was soon posted to Instagram. Within a day or so a response from 2 University of Maryland basketball players was posted. They are credited for really drawing the attention that got the video craze out of the starting blocks. Before long people like Justin Winslow of the Miami Heat and the Georgia Southern Football team got in on the action. Not to be left out even the L.A. Dodgers put on their dancing shoes.
About the same time that Jeremiah Hall and Kevin Vincent appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show a New Zealand Police Department decided to do their own Running Man Video. This video posted on May 2nd, 2016 has nor garnered 1,049,979 views as of this posting.
So just where is the San Diego Sheriff Department's Running Man Video? One must first consider the San Diego Police Departments Running Man Video Posted to Youtube on June 15th. At the end of that video Chief Shelley Zimmerman issued a challenge. That challenge was to Sheriff Bill Gore and the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
Will the challenge be met? I have insider information that it will. Very soon. Stay tuned my friend!
Meanwhile, enjoy the SDPD Running Man Challenge.