Officer 'busts a move' to build community trust

Officer 'busts a move' to build community trust

WICHITA, KS (CNN/KSNW) - A video shared more than 75,000 times on social media proves one Wichita, Kansas officer knows how to bust a move.

"I hit the whip and nae nae," said officer Aaron Moses. "I got some lessons on that."

The 25-year-old Wichita police officer said he got some lessons on life from a group at a community cookout between #BlackLivesMatter protesters and police officers.

He said he always dreamt of becoming a cop, but never knew that others didn't feel the same.

"I will never grow up and not know what it's like to trust a police officer and I think once you realize that, its a pretty profound thing that affects the way you do everything," Moses said."I will never know what its like to grow up in a minority community, but I can try my hardest to serve them the best I can."

Moses knows that serving his community means a lot more than patrolling the streets. Sometimes, it means showing his silly side.

"If I need to dance a little goofy and do the 'Cha Cha Slide' to help people see that I'm a real person, that I do care and that I trust you, then that's what I'm going to do," Moses said.

He recognized that an atmosphere of trust is necessary for a better relationship between citizens and officers, and he's willing to dance himself into that sense of community.

"Until we build an atmosphere of trust, care and compassion with the people we serve those people accept that and trust in us, nothing is going to get better."

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