New Zealand's police are regularly running after men as part of their day to day jobs - but this time they've decided to try their hand at something different.

They've shared a video on the New Zealand Police Recruitment Facebook page of a team of cops doing the 'running man' - yes, the late '80s dance move made famous by Janet Jackson.

The group of eight cops perform the dance - complete with flashing lights from a car - along with some other smooth moves, in front of a dropped wallet in a garage.

The star of the show, doing an impressive dance solo before pulling out his notebook and exiting stage left, is Sergeant Sonny Isoefo.

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The soundtrack to the dance may be familiar to some - it's Ghost Town DJ's 1996 smash hit "My Boo."

The video, uploaded less than an hour ago, has already been viewed nearly 90,000 times.

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