City of Vernon California

Vernon Police Department Applauded for #HumanizingTheBadge

This article appeared in the September 12, 2017 edition of the Whitter Daily News.

What's wrong with a little dance-off? It's a fun way to show off some dope moves while having a friendly competition.

In this case, Vernon Police Department started what they hope will become a chain reaction of officers in different cities duking it out on the dance floor - or in this case the police department floor.

The department sent out a tweet last month with a video of Vernon Police Officer Hernandez dancing to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."

The tweet also challenged agencies to join in the battle.

It included the hashtag #HumanizingTheBadge , which is a movement to form stronger relationships between cops and citizens by making officers more relatable and having residents see past the uniform.

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Vernon PD's dance challenge was also featured on-air with KTLA in the morning and afternoon on September 13, 2017; and in the September 12, 2017 edition of the Daily Breeze.