Nothing says community policing like a couple of officers dancing their hearts out with some local kiddos, and that’s exactly what happened earlier this week as the community in Framingham, Massachusetts celebrated National Night Out. 

As the DJ cranked up the “Cupid Shuffle” at Framingham Housing on Tuesday evening, a group of young girls got to boogie-ing, their faces decorated with colorful, painted-on designs resembling butterflies and unicorns. Behind them, Officer Machado and Detective Lieutenant Butner of the Massachusetts State Police joined the girls, stepping and kicking along to the party classic. 

Residents took to the comments of the Framingham Police Department’s Facebook post to cheer on the ladies, showing their support for their groovy dance moves, and the great message behind them.

“Way to go Sue!!! 💃🏼” Lou Gonzalez of Hopkinton wrote.

“This is pretty wonderful,” Jennifer Mooney wrote.

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Every year, National Night Out is celebrated on the first Tuesday of August as a way to unite police departments with their surrounding communities and create a camaraderie between the two, promoting safer neighborhoods. And let’s be honest, nothing brings people together quite like a good line dance. 

It's always a great sight to see our local cops out and about in our community and connecting with kids. Back in March, Officers Mike Pavao and Derek Amaral with the Fall River Police Department got in touch with their creative sides at the local Winterbridge Festival, taking time out of their busy schedules to make crafts for SouthCoast kids.

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