Edmonton has one of the most hilarious police Twitter accounts in Canada

Jan 23 2019, 12:02 pm

Most people see their local police as a strict and serious arm of the law, but every now and then it’s nice to see that, behind the badges and bullet-proof vests, they’re actual people, too.

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There’s no better opportunity for police departments to let that personality shine than through their social media accounts, and while law enforcement is usually not a laughing matter, a few accounts manage to hit the mark when they get the chance.

One such account is that of the Edmonton Police Service, which has a habit of writing short poems, quoting dated songs, and making the occasional – and hilarious – pop-culture reference.

They were at it all through December, with plenty of holiday-related songs and references sprinkled thoughout the month.

Here’s how they reminded people not keep their valuables safe while shopping:

And it’s clear that whoever is behind that Twitter account is certainly a fan of rhymes:

Not to mention their classic pop-culture references:

The Edmonton Police Service does have some competition, however, as the York Regional Police’s Twitter account has had a few gems:

And, of course, there are the times when police Twitter accounts are accidentally hilarious, like what happened a few Decembers ago for the police in Toronto:

The original tweet had stated that a naked male was being pursued by police near Woodbine Station, but the account had to make a correction as the man wasn’t completely naked…

Good on these accounts for having a sense of humour, even when dealing with such dangerous – and adult – daily subject matter.