HPD 'spreads a little aloha' with newly released lip sync challenge video

HPD 'spreads a little aloha' with newly released lip sync challenge video
HPD released a 6-minute #lipsyncchallenge video on Thursday (Image: YouTube/TheHonoluluPD)
HPD released a 6-minute #lipsyncchallenge video on Thursday (Image: YouTube/TheHonoluluPD)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department is spreading a little aloha around the world.

The department on Thursday morning posted its version of the #lipsyncchallenge – adding to the growing playlist of police departments across the country doing their own videos showing enthusiastic law enforcement officials lip syncing to pop hits and showing off their moves.

HPD's version opens with the theme song to the hit TV series "Hawaii Five-0," followed by scenic shots of the island and closeups of HPD Chief Susan Ballard and Deputy Chief John McCarthy.

The song "Spread a Little Aloha" by The Mana'o Company starts, and that's when the fun begins: Groups of HPD officers start lip syncing and grooving to the music amid crowds of people throughout Waikiki, Chinatown and other parts of Oahu.

And some even show off special talents, including hula dancing, break dancing, fire dancing and playing musical instruments.

The video, approximately 6 minutes long, also aims to showcase the aloha spirit of the people and the breathtaking beauty of the islands.

Inspired by the nationwide lip sync challenge campaign, one officer, Don Faumuina, took the reigns and led the effort for the department, HPD said.

HPD obtained all the necessary permits to shoot in the various locations.

The entire video was also shot an edited in less than a month at no cost to taxpayers.

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