Baltimore Police Are So 'Happy,' They're Singing About Their Twitter Success

July 3, 2014 - 12:43 PM

The Baltimore Police did more than tweet about reaching 50,000 followers on Twitter - they made a music video to mark the milestone.

Set to the hit song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, the video has had more than 65,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on June 30.

The three-minute video with the message "WE THANK YOU!!!" features officers dancing and holding up signs announcing the 50,000 followers. Canine and equine team members also make cameo appearances.

"Today I'm happy," Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts says in the video. "50,000 followers on Twitter. Heading toward 75,000."

"One of the most for any police department," Batts says. "Thank you for helping Baltimore to be safer."

The latest tweet at the time this blog was posted: "Thank you for all the great comments & feedback about our HAPPY video. We're so glad you are following us on twitter."

Much lighter fare than the gritty stuff that made the BPD a TV celebrity - not too many happy dance scenes in "Homicide - Life on the Streets" (1993-1999).

The question now is: Will there be a sequel?