Police in Northern Ireland flaunt their moves in the 'Running Man' challenge

They may be more used to busting criminals but police in Northern Ireland have busted some serious dance moves in their version of the "Running Man" challenge.

Twinkle-toed PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) officers from Craigavon, Co Armagh showed off their skills in an epic video posted on Facebook with the message: "Well here it is. Let's send this global and put our wee country on the map for all the right reasons!"

PSNI Craigavon - Running Man Challenge | Facebook

The gauntlet was thrown down by their counterparts in An Garda Siochana in the Irish Republic.

The video, viewed by more than 650,000 people, features the PSNI helicopter and has been filmed at several locations across the region, including at the Titanic museum in Belfast.

At one point riot squad officers drop their shields and get their groove on in front of heavily armoured Land Rovers.

Officers can also be seen strutting their stuff across a lakeside jetty while youth groups and dance troupes have also been drafted in to help.

PSNI doing the Running Man Challenge
(PSNI Craigavon/Facebook)

The PSNI wants the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and forces across the UK to get involved in the global dance off phenomenon.

They said: "We're throwing this out to ALL UK police who haven't yet stepped up, as well as the RCMP (The Mounties, just because they have funny boots and hats).

"We'd also particularly like to see the Isle of Man do the Isle of Running Man! Whatever you guys do, let's see your towns, locals and communities.

"Here in Northern Ireland we're open for business. Are you?"

The Running Man challenge was originally issued by police in New Zealand as part of a recruitment drive.

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