Lip sync battle rages in East Tennessee

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 7/11/18

A battle is raging in east Tennessee. A lip sync battle, that is.Officers from the Cleveland Police Department recently accepted a lip sync video challenge from the Collegedale Police Department. …

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Lip sync battle rages in East Tennessee

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A battle is raging in east Tennessee. A lip sync battle, that is.

Officers from the Cleveland Police Department recently accepted a lip sync video challenge from the Collegedale Police Department. They responded with a video with production values reminiscent of those produced by big name musical performers.

Since then, the number of lip sync video responses have escalated, with the Signal Mountain Police Department, Soddy Daisy Police Department all accepting challenges.

The CPD’s video was filmed Sunday, according to CPD public information officer Sgt. Evie West. The production was undertaken after the CPD was challenged by the Collegedale Police Department, whose video depicts officers lip syncing to “Bad Boys,” from the long-running Fox Network's COPS television show.

“We filmed for four-and-a-half hours,” West told the Cleveland Daily Banner. “It was filmed at a local resident’s personal home. They're huge supporters of law enforcement.”

West said the property owners were very supportive during the filming.

"We are very grateful for them in assisting us,” West said. “They even provided our officers dinner after filming.”

The video features officers lip syncing and dancing along to Camila Cabelo’s song “Havana.”

The CPD then challenged the Knoxville Police Department, which responded with a video of them lip syncing to “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons.  

According to WATE.com, the KPD has challenged the University of Tennessee Campus Police and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

Will Vest and Zach Camp, owners of The Good Content Crew, filmed the video. Vest and Camp are also creative directors at Public Church in Cleveland.

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