Police departments across the country have been contending in an entertaining lip-sync battle the past couple months, and on Wednesday, Seattle's very own law-enforcement agency entered the competition in a big way, releasing an epic lip-sync music video set to Macklemore's 'Downtown.'
Similar to the way Macklemore's music video for the song showcases the streets of Spokane, SPD's music video, which is embedded for you above, instead showcases police officers interacting with community members at iconic locations throughout the Emerald City.
Several Seattle sports cameos pop up throughout the five-and-a-half-minute reel, including from Seahawks Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Jones, current Seattle offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, and Seattle NFL mascot Blitz the Seahawk. At one point in the song, police officers appear alongside Jones, Ifedi, and Blitz at Pike Place Market, where Jones tosses a fish to Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez. Former Seattle SuperSonics point guard and coach Lenny Wilkens, the Mariner Moose, and Harry the Husky also appear.
The SPD video comes in response to a challenge from the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia. Judging from SPD's Facebook post, which as of this writing has more than 1.6 million views, Seattle is looking to take the lip-sync battle international, having extended a challenge to London's Metropolitan Police Service.