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Dakota County Sheriff lip sync video is finalist in USA Today contest

It's been named one of the 16 best lip synching videos in the country.

For the past couple years, police departments, sheriff's offices and fire crews across the country have been engaged in a game lip synching one-upmanship.

Law enforcement officials have been letting their hair down and strutting their stuff in front of cameras for lip sync videos that more often than not become viral hits.

There have been so many now that USA Today decided to embark on the arduous task of rounding up what it thinks are the 16 best lip synching efforts in the nation, which have been put into a bracket for the public to vote on.

Included in the final bracket is the Dakota County Sheriff's Office from Minnesota, which made the list thanks to this effort from late 2016 that has been viewed more than 420,000 times on Facebook, and 1.4 million times on YouTube.

Admittedly, there is more dancing than lip synching in the video, but they surely get points for the sheer effort that went into it.

The four-and-a-half minute track features skydiving, motorcycle wheelies and some impressive evasive police boat maneuvers, interspersed with quippy vignettes featuring Sheriff Tim Leslie, among others.

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In the USA Today bracket, it's up against the Oshkosh Police Department from Wisconsin in the Midwest section, and is comfortably winning at this moment in time.

You can vote for it here.

There's no special prizes for the winner, other than the respect of being named the best darn-tooting lip-synching law enforcement agency in the whole country.

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