Police departments tend to take things super seriously. But not all of them.

The New Zealand Police is earning quite a reputation for being downright hilarious on social media.

They post funny pictures, share stories and even make witty puns, like this recent post:

First day on the job and our officer got to meet one of the locals, Steve the Goat from Takapuna Beach. I kid you not 🐐

Posted by New Zealand Police on Tuesday, 16 June 2020

They also share some pretty adorable snaps of their “staff:”

Police pupper in training/part-time lumberjack 🌲 #fridayfloof

Posted by New Zealand Police on Thursday, 11 June 2020

They’re funny, and yet they still get their point across:

#leavethephonealone

Posted by New Zealand Police on Tuesday, 9 June 2020

They’re hip with the times, too, participating in TikTok challenges like this one:

#WipeItDown challenge

We made it to Alert Level 1 🎉Let's keep up our good hygiene practices and not go backwards!#SaferCommunitiesTogether #WipeItDown

Posted by New Zealand Police on Monday, 8 June 2020

They even do regular “story time” reading sessions — how sweet is that?

Story time 📚

Posted by New Zealand Police on Sunday, 7 June 2020

They even take time to chat with local children who want to be police officers when they grow up. How sweet!

Constable Brody Norris dropped by to make a budding Police officer's fourth birthday extra special! 👮William wants to…

Posted by New Zealand Police on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The police department’s posts are so popular that people in other countries have liked their page just to keep up with the entertainment! Now that’s some serious positive outreach.

To these boys in blue, good job connecting with the citizens you serve. We hope you’ll keep up these funny and heartwarming Facebook posts for the foreseeable future.

What do you think about police posting on social media? Should they stick to policing, or is this a modern way for them to connect with their constituents?

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