Police officers compete in viral lip sync battle

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A friendly lip-sync competition is heating up on social media among law enforcement agencies across the country.

Police officers are showing off their lip-syncing abilities and posting their videos to Twitter, Facebook and the like.

It appears the latest viral performances started in Texas about two weeks ago as a mic drop between the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Alexander Mena of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office lip-synced "Fuiste Mala." His video has more than 1.4 million views.

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Skilled Lip Syncing Deputy Bexar County Sheriff's Office Recruiting Deputy Mena may not have the singing skills of some of our other talented Deputies however, he’s got a mean lip sync not many can beat #BCSODeputyskills #BCSO #BCSODeputy #BCSObilingual #ChooseToBecomeOne #210335JOBS GRUPO INTOCABLE Los Kumbia Kings KXTN Ellen DeGeneres

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Then the Fort Worth Police Department answered the challenge with Alanis Morissette's hit "Ironic." And despite it being summer, the officer sported the winter gear similar to Morrissette's in the video,

Dallas officers went with what they called old school with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

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Dallas always does it better. Now we’re calling out all other officers in the DFW area. #lipsyncbattle #duet #dallaspd #share #oldschool #thebest

Posted by Tina Hernandez on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Corinth Police Department shows it will be a "Party in the U.S.A." for Fourth of July.

Corinth Police Department lip syncs Party in the USA

Even if you're sick of the lip sync battles from police departments around Texas... this one is pretty good from the Corinth Police Department in North Texas, rocking Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus. (Now featuring sound!)

Posted by KENS 5 & on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hickory Creek Police Department had some "Summer Lovin'" from "Grease" with a couple of backup singers, before breaking into Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" and Selena's "Baila Esta Cumbia."

But Del Rio police officer Oscar Gonzalez upped the game, and may have won the battle. Instead of just lip-syncing, he sang his entry into the contest.

2018 challenge accepted by Del Rio PD. Officer Oscar Gonzalez. I challange my fellow brothers and sisters in Blue and first reaponders from Del Rio and sorrounding areas 🤙🤙🤙🤙 #Lipsynckaraokebattle #backtheblue #wehaveaheartunderthebadge #laderroraChente 💙💙💙 👮‍♂️🚔👮‍♀️ . . . "I don't own the rights to this song"

Posted by Oscar Gonzalez on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Spartansburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright put his own law-enforcement spin to the challenge. He performed Soggy Bottom Boys' "In the Jailhouse Now." His backup "singer" was his son Andy Wright adding the yodeling accompaniment. The entry has had more than 245,000 views since posting late Thursday.

Sheriff Chuck Wright has accepted the challenge !!!! He and his son Andy Wright present to you the Soggy Bottom Boys and “In the jailhouse now” Sheriff Wright challenges Sheriff’s Steve Mueller and Chad McBride !!!! #lipsyncchallenge #sheriffchuckwright #soggybottomboys

Posted by Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Chuck Wright on Thursday, July 5, 2018