Tuscaloosa asked, and the University of Alabama Police Department delivered.

UAPD has now released their lip sync challenge video, and the song choice should be a surprise to no one.

For months, law enforcement agencies around the country have taken part in a lip syncing social media trend, so it was time for UAPD to step up. And step up they did, after a little encouragement from a rival university police department.

Clemson University took to social media last month with their video to Katy Perry’s “Roar” — and sent out a challenge to UAPD.

“We were kind of waiting to put our faces out there and so that we’re more than just police, we’re people too,” said Investigator Ron Kirkland. “We do have a fun side. We’re not business all the time.”

It’s an effort that helps humanize police across the nation, said Investigator Laurie Varnon.

“We were able to be a positive influence and a positive light,” she said. “That was by far my favorite part of it.”

UAPD sent out their own challenge with the release of their video, requesting responses from all SEC Conference police departments.

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