OFFICERS from Police Scotland busted a move across the country in response to an international dance challenge.
Trainees and instructors at Scotland’s police college in Tulliallan completed the Running Man dance in response to a challenge set by colleagues dancing with a piper at Edinburgh Castle.
The video, shared widely on social media, shows ten ranks of recruits showing off their choreographed dance moves in front of the camera.
A caption attached to the video encourages new recruits to “bring it”, stating “Running Man Challenge accepted by Police Scotland College. New recruits bring it. Baton passed to Ministry of Defence HQ, British Transport Police and Camden County PD.”
A handful of officers at Edinburgh Castle were the first Scottish officers to participate in the craze, before passing the challenge onto their colleagues at the Police Scotland training academy at Tulliallan.
It came after NZ officers originally put a 30-second clip of the “running man” dance on the social media site. It quickly went viral, with forces across the world encouraged to participate as part of a police recruitment drive.
Police Scotland’s Edinburgh response also issued a challenge to the Metropolitan Police, as well as the Police Scotland training college and forces in Toronto.
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Their post read: “We accepted the #RunningManChallenge from @NYPDnews & pass it to @metpoliceuk @TorontoPolice & our own @PolScotCollege.”
Officers in New Zealand challenged “Victoria Police, NSW Police Force, Western Australia Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, ACT Policing, Tasmania Police, LAPD Headquarters, Isles of Scilly Police and NYPD”.
Officers in New York were the first to respond to the challenge, with local children dancing along in their video by the Brooklyn waterfront. Police Scotland received their challenge directly from their American counterparts before passing it on to the Tulliallan college.
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Forces in Los Angeles and Australia have said that they will take part in the craze, but officers in the Isles of Scilly declined, stating that they “had a team of five and a combined age of over 300”.