Is there something in the water in Florida?

Or are the cops just cooler there? JK!

Just got word from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (one of my favorite Social Media savvy agencies) about their holiday video. They just released it this week and already have tens of thousands of views.

Of course, it was Tampa Police who blew us away with their lip-sync of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” video. To follow that video they produced their own holiday vid: “Deck the Malls” a few weeks back.

All of these videos are outstanding ways to reach new audiences with a public safety message. Which leads me to wonder, what’s going on in Florida? Am I missing other great videos from law enforcement agencies elsewhere? I know several agencies in California, Texas and Massachusetts at a minimum who could be giving these law officers some friendly competition. Hmmm, maybe I need to add a new category to the ConnectedCOPS Awards. Something like “Best Public Safety Music Video”.

Happy holidays everyone. Thank you CCSO and TPD and law officers everywhere for your creativity and dedication.