Dartmouth police remind residents about social distancing in new video

Apr 2, 2020

In order to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Dartmouth police department is reminding residents about the importance of social distancing with their own take on “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by The Police.

The video, which the department posted on April 1, showcases various emergency service workers dancing and singing along to Sting’s 1980 hit tune with signs reminding residents to stay home, wash their hands, and connect with people online or over the phone. 

If people do go outside, they are reminded, “don’t stand so close” and keep six feet apart.

“There’s enough doom and gloom in the world,” Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa said. “Why don’t we do something fun?”

So far, the video has more than 7,000 Facebook views and nearly 300 likes. 

“If it just brings a little joy into a few people’s lives, then mission accomplished,” Costa said.