Raleigh Police Department Running Man Challenge (video)

News posted Oct. 03, 2016 - 1:30 pm
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Video on YouTube: RPD Running Man Challenge

The Running Man phenomenon began with two high school students from New Jersey. Two University of Maryland basketball players turned it into a challenge, and it spread quickly to other athletes, and then it caught on with people doing other things, including police work.

Running Man challenges were issued to the Raleigh Police Department by the Fayetteville and Durham police departments after they completed their video projects. And with the help of officers from throughout the city, community members and Raleigh officials, those challenges have been met, and, if we may say so ourselves, exceeded.

When she notified members of the RPD that the department would accept the challenges and produce a Running Man video, Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown encouraged us to have some fun, but she also noted that the Running Man would provide a way for the department to highlight such things as its community policing work, its community partnerships and its youth programs. In addition, she said we should incorporate and highlight some of the things that make Raleigh a very special city.

The Raleigh Police Department’s video, which was produced by RTN, the City of Raleigh’s television network, has been completed. You may view the RPD Running Man Challenge video on YouTube.

The department wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone in the city and the community who helped make possible our Running Man video. It hopes people enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed producing it for them.

*The RPD challenges the Wake County Sheriff Department, Chapel Hill Police Department, and Greensboro Police Department.

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