British police officers have been stressing the message that Britons need to stay home, in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officers from Derbyshire Constabulary decided to take a unique approach to spread this message by preforming a rap song from a slow-moving police car in Derby.
Some of the lines include: “Yo, this is Derby police, don’t be afraid, we come in peace. The Government said it so listen up quick, take our advice and you may not get sick.”
Brilliant Message from Derbyshire police on Normanton Rd last night that’s the language people speak & understand round here Its a Rap, stay safe & STAY @ HOME, PC Mcginley your an absolute legend 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/EZ47tzIqps
— Cllr Ajit Singh Atwal (@AtwalAjit) April 5, 2020
A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: “although the rap wasn’t an official initiative, officers are encouraged to think creatively and independently.”
He added: “We want our officers to engage with the public and this seems to have gone down well, which is nice. Anything we can do to help get the message across of the importance of staying home as much as possible is a good thing.”
Local councillor Ajit Singh Atwal said: “I think it’s great. It’s nice to have a bit of light-hearted fun – a bit of banter that gets the message across but in a positive way.”
Usually turquoise blue water of a lagoon was dyed black by Derbyshire police and they posted drone footage of people walking in the countryside to social media.
Neil Basu who is the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner has warned against “overzealous” police activity, while Jonathan Sumption, the former Supreme Court judge compared the UK to a “police state”
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson