Video: Tampa police promote neighborhood watch with 'Harlem Shake'
The department teamed up with a radio station to make a parody video to get the word out that the group exists
By Sarah Gottlieb
The Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — When the newest pop culture fad recently gained worldwide attention, Tampa radio station 93.3 FLZ jumped at the chance to shake things up. The station partnered with the Tampa Police Department to produce a "Harlem Shake" video to call attention to the department's neighborhood watch programs.
The radio station asked police officials what they wanted to raise awareness about. Police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor said the department immediately thought of the neighborhood watch program.
"It was a no-brainer because our neighborhood watch members are the eyes and ears of our community," she said. "We want to show the program is in existence and that citizens are part of these groups."