These Cops Tried Relating To Young People By Writing 'Popo' On Their Squad Cars

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Oct. 30 2018, Updated 1:06 p.m. ET

I'm aware that because I'm in my thirties I'm no longer young and hip and cool. And I'm OK with that because I was never really hip or cool - I pretty much always had an unhealthy disdain for popular culture so I'm fine with that.

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But what if you're in a line of work where it's integral that you're able to identify with those who are younger than you and make you think you're not such a square?

A line of work where you want young people to feel safe to come to you and see you as a voice that can understand where they're coming from? Like a police officer, maybe?

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Now the problem with trying to relate to something you totally don't understand is that you should make an effort to try and understand it first.

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Something these cops should've considered before "changing" the decals on their squad cars in an attempt to enamor themselves to the younglings in their patrol vicinity.

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Yes, that's right. Cops thought that by putting the slang term for police on their cars would make kids see them in a different light.

Thankfully, the Bath Township Police Department mentioned on its Facebook page that this is just a photoshopped image, and they really aren't putting cars on the road with "POPO" written on the side of them.

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That didn't stop people from thinking the troll post was the real deal, however.

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Some complained that their slang was dated.

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People also provided some photoshops of their own.

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Turns out that the Bath Township Police Department's Facebook page is full of hilarious posts.

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They know exactly what you're thinking when you accidentally speed past them.

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They're really excited for their new summer uniforms, too.

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Their 4/20 post was absolutely hilarious as well.

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I need to meet whoever's doing their social media, because they're killing it.

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Their sense of humor about the lame excuses they hear from perps is admirable.

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And they're not afraid to poke fun at themselves, either.

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They're not afraid to pat themselves on the back for being hot, either.

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You know they just had to show up for April Fools' Day, as well.

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They're not afraid to give some solid meme burns to their rivals, either.

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Such. Quality. Memes.

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I hope I never get arrested but if I do, I want it to be in Bath, Michigan.

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