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West Chester Police use lip sync challenge to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease

West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog said he wanted the department to use the lip sync challenge to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog said he wanted the department to use the lip sync challenge to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dancing and singing in their S.W.A.T. gear, members of the West Chester Police Department have joined the nationwide lip sync challenge.

The department’s lip sync challenge video features the S.W.A.T. team singing and dancing to the theme song of the Disney Junior animated series “Little Einsteins.”

“We filmed the video in about one hour before a regularly scheduled S.W.A.T. training exercise. It ended up being a fun, team-building activity and a positive way for us to virtually come together with fellow police departments across the country in a show of camaraderie,” Police Chief Joel Herzog said.

The lip sync challenge has been trending in police circles across the country this summer as departments challenge one another to record fun dance and music videos.

WATCH: 7 local agencies that have responded to the lip sync challenge in hilarious ways

The West Chester Police Department was challenged by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

A screenshot of the lip sync challenge video posted by members of the West Chester Police Department.
A screenshot of the lip sync challenge video posted by members of the West Chester Police Department.

At the end of the video, Herzog slaps a sticker promoting the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the department’s tactical vehicle “the BEAR” (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response vehicle).

Herzog said he wanted to use the lip sync challenge to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Locally, Alzheimer’s awareness events are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, at Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp. and Oct. 6 at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati.

For more information on local Alzheimer's awareness events, click here.