Interns at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office took up a lip-syncing challenge on video this week as they wrapped up their 13 weeks of training.
Jennifer Sarnataro, a Walt Whitman class of 2015 graduate and a Monmouth University student majoring in homeland security, was one of the participants.
The Lip Sync Challenge for law enforcement agencies has been trending across the country since it was first initiated by Bexar County, Texas deputies in June, in an effort to show some the fun side of law enforcement. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office interns took the initiative to participate, the office said.
In the video, interns and officers take turn lip syncing to the song Try Everything, by Shakira. Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. makes an appearance near the end of the video.
“The video was a lot of fun to make,” Sarnataro said. “It was shot in multiple takes, then edited in two days, and it was a lot of fun. The officers really get into it. It was fun to let loose.”
She said the entire internship was a good experience. “We got evasive maneuvers training and got to drive police cars and they put us through a firearms simulation.” She also did a number of community events, such as working on the Operation Safe Child program.
All in all, she said, “It was a very exciting summer.”
The 25 college students wrapped up their internship this week.