Norfolk Police Department Lip Sync Hit
Special Engagement Award at Learning 2018!

It is amazing to watch the Norfolk Police Department show its diversity, creativity, humor, and engagement as its staff performs a lip sync rendition of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. Their video, which has been viewed over 50 million times, was created in response to a challenge from another department.

At Learning 2018, they will be honored with a special “Engagement Award” by learning leaders from some of the nation’s major corporations, including: McDonald’s, Google, Amazon, American Airlines, Humana, Microsoft, Walmart, and more.

“The officers and staff of the Norfolk Police Department are an amazing example of how music, creativity, team work, caring, humor, and risk taking can be a powerful tool for engagement. As they lip sync the words to Uptown Funk, you can see and feel the engagement of the wide diversity of the workforce – as well as feel the pride the community of Norfolk must have for its police force,” said Elliott Masie, Host of Learning 2018 and Broadway Producer (The Prom, Kinky Boots, and The Cher Show).

According to Norfolk spokesperson Cpl William Pickering, “We wanted to show the community our primary objective is to protect and serve the community, but we’re not robots. We share a lot of the same interests the community has.”