Shaker Heights police officers responding to noise complaint find themselves in middle of dance party

Source: WOIO
Source: WOIO

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A Sunday night noise complaint turned into a dance party for a couple officers at the Shaker Heights Police Department.

"I said, 'What's going on here?' And they said, 'We're just trying to learn the Cha Cha Slide,' and I said, 'Well, let's go! Who's going to teach me?' And they're like, 'Are you serious?' And I said, 'Let's go!'" said Cpl. Greg Kerr.

And that is exactly what they did.

Cellphone video captured Kerr clapping his hands while trying to keep up with a group of energetic kids.

"I love to interact with the kids. I think it's a great way to help them learn about the police and that the police really are on their side," he said.

Kerr said positive, community interaction is vital for both the police and the people they serve.

"I think with all of the negativity that has been recently seen in the media, that it's extremely important for us, as policemen, to put forth that positive, that positivity as we go forth and do our jobs," he said.

This weekend, those jobs landed Kerr and his partner at a little girl's backyard birthday party. They're community bonding moments Kerr wouldn't change, but he does admit his dance moves might need a little bit of work.

"If there's somebody out there who can really teach me the Cha Cha Slide, I'm in," he said.

Kerr said he hopes his dancing video inspires other officers to get out and shoot some hoops, or even just have a positive conversation with people in their communities.

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