When your friendly neighbourhood 'mata' sing better than you: See SPF's X'mas and New Year video

Our police officers are not only friendly, they are talented too.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) welcomed this Christmas and the New Year by releasing an electrifying music video performed by police of various vocations.

Previously, the police had also released a music video on Deepavali to offer their wishes to the public.

This music video shows officers performing an upbeat version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Auld Lang Syne and was posted on the SPF's Facebook page on Dec 25.

It has amassed 194,000 views and garnered 3,291 shares to date (Dec 26).

The caption accompanying the video read: "The Singapore Police Force wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! And, as always, remain vigilant and safe.

"We thank you for your support in 2018. We look forward to our continued partnership to keep our home safe and secure. 

"We send our warmest greetings of the season through this music video that is performed by our officers, from across all the different police vocations."

The video features the officers, who have doubled up as musicians, offering a rocking performance of the songs.

There is even a guitar solo by one of the female officers.

The video was made fully in-house by the police's public affairs department, with the music arranged and recorded by the SPF Band.

The conceptualisation of the video including the arranging and recording of the music took a few weeks, while filming was completed in a single day.

There was a total of 60 officers, mainly from the police band, who helped bring the video to life.

Fifty of them were featured in the video, while 10 worked behind the scenes.

There were many positive responses from the public thanking the police for their service and commending them on their performance.

The police band told The Straits Times: "Festive greeting videos are just one way the SPF Band engages the community. We are thankful for the positive responses arising from these videos and hope that we have managed to bring a little festive cheer to everyone."

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