The holidays are usually a time when Canadians get to spend some time at home with their families, away from the pressure of their jobs. However, there's one job that generally doesn't offer a huge break around Christmas: being a police officer. For Christmas this year, the Chatham-Kent Police shared what their holiday season looks like in a song.

In a video titled "The 12 Days of Policing in Chatham-Kent," various members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service share what their chief gave to them, starting with "a brand new untrained rookie." 

The song continues in the style of "The 12 Days of Christmas," with each police officer, detective, and member of administrative staff singing about what they are dealing with.

That includes "two spouses yelling," "three crimes to analyze," "a four-legged partner," and "five robberies."

The song finally culminates with a tired 911 operator being violently woken up to sing about "12-hour shifts." The desk littered with empty coffee cups is an especially nice touch.

The video is actually really humorous, and it's clear that most of the people in it had a lot of fun making it. That's pretty impressive, considering that some of them had to film their lines 10 to 12 times to get the structure of the song right.

Chief Gary Conn closes out the video with his own personal message, saying "on behalf of everyone here at the Chatham-Kent Police Service, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas, and Joyeux Noel."

The Chatham-Kent Police are staying busy in the lead up to Christmas. According to a December 18 news release, they arrested a 44-year-old man after finding "$65,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl" in his home. 

They also arrested a man for breaking and entering, and another who had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.

The video and accompanying song is a funny reminder that police are always working to keep their communities safe, even over the holidays.

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