- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 9:45AM
New Zealand’s police are regularly running after men as part of their day to day jobs – but this time they’ve decided to try their hand at something different.
These Kiwi police officers have shot to internet fame after their video appeal for new cops, featuring the trending 'running man' dance (yes, the late ‘80s dance move made famous by Janet Jackson), went viral within hours of being posted online.
The group of eight cops perform the dance – complete with flashing lights from a car – along with some other smooth moves, in front of a dropped wallet in a garage.
The star of the show, doing an impressive dance solo before pulling out his notebook and exiting stage left, is Sergeant Sonny Isoefo.
They challenged Australian Police from each state, plus the Los Angeles PD, New York PD and the Isle of Scilly Police, to create a video.
The soundtrack to the dance may be familiar to some – it’s Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 smash hit “My Boo.”
The video, uploaded less than 24 hours ago, has already been viewed nearly 90,000 times.