As was the case with this policeman, there are occasions when I find myself singing along to Taylor Swift, thinking hey, I would totally go out with her even though I know it would probably end in tears and my car on fire. We’ve become used to seeing comets, fights and spectacular crashes on dashboard cams, but this particular video from the Dover Police Department in Delaware USA shows us that police aren’t ALWAYS grumpy or involved in oppressing the public. The dashcam video of Dover Police Master Cpl. Jeff Davis cruising in his cop car jamming to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” has been blowing up on the internet over the weekend on the department’s Facebook page.
The goal of the video is to show a different side of police to counter negative perceptions of law enforcement, Dover Police Cpl. We’re trying to humanize police officers. People tend to look at us as robots with uniforms and gun belts so we wanted to a show a lighter side of our force, I think it’s important for people to see police in that light.
– said Mark Hoffman, one of the senior officers based there
The video was shot as part of the Dover Police Department’s social media community outreach. To celebrate reaching 10,000 Facebook followers, the department launched a series called “Dash Cam Confessionals,” debuting with Davis’s rendition of “Shake It Off.”