Watch this video of Taupo police officer Ross Humphrey "working the beat". He lost the dancing duel but won plenty of fans! Good on him I say. There is always something about a guy wearing high vis and dancing that gets most people entertainment, but he had a pretty impressive repertoire. Don't mess with Ross the boss!
For one Taupo police officer, the term "working the beat", has never been more literal.
A video of Taupo constable Ross Humphrey challenging a community member to a dance battle has gone viral in the two weeks since it was posted.
Shared on the Tauhara Paetiki Neighbourhood Policing Facebook page, the video has already been shared more than 1300 times and received more than 200,000 views.
More than 400 comments left by members of the public on the Facebook page have been overwhelmingly positive - something Humphrey describes as "nothing short of amazing".
"Social media at the best of times can be quite cruel - there are people on there whose job is just to hate. And a positive response of that size has just been amazing."
In the video, Humphrey demonstrates some pretty impressive moves, including a caterpillar and robot, but unfortunately is bested by his opponent who can also hold her own on the dance floor.