Moonwalking Indian cop asked to train officers how to control traffic

Beat it! Moonwalking cop controls Indian city’s busy traffic with his Michael Jackson dance moves – and now other police forces want him train their officers

  • Ranjeet Singh, 41, has been dancing to his own tune in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • For 18 years he has been moonwalking while controlling traffic in the Indian city
  • He has become a social media star, with people regularly asking him for pictures 
  • Now another police force has hired him to train its officers how to do the same 
  • A policeman has become a hit in India for his Michael Jackson dance moves as he directs the traffic.

    Footage shows Ranjeet Singh moonwalking across a junction in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, where he has been a traffic officer for more than 18 years.

    Officer Singh’s novel approach has proved so effective that another force in the country has asked him to train their traffic police. 








    Ranjeet Singh has become a hit in his city of Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, where he works as a traffic officer

    Ranjeet Singh has become a hit in his city of Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, where he works as a traffic officer

    He has become popular for dancing like Michael Jackson while directing traffic in the city of more than 2 million people

    He has become popular for dancing like Michael Jackson while directing traffic in the city of more than 2 million people

    In video showing the 41-year-old at work, the officer can be seen directing the busy traffic at an intersection in the city of more than 2 million people.

    He walks towards the traffic and as he walks away, he walks backwards in a moonwalk.

    In another clip he suddenly stops and starts to shimmy in the same style that pop icon Michael Jackson made famous.  

    He does all of this while not listening to music at all, instead using his ears to listen to the traffic.

    At times he stops dancing completely, while on some occasions he moves to the beat while telling traffic to stop. 

    Sometimes people turn up to ask for pictures with him after videos of him doing his routine were shared on social media in India.

    For Officer Singh it’s a way to live out his childhood dream of being a dancer, something he had to give up because of his financial situation.

    As well as admirers among the public, his moves seem to have caught the eye of his fellow officers, with one police force requesting he train their cadets. 

    It's not only moonwalking the officer has down, he also performs a number of other moves made famous by the pop icon

    It’s not only moonwalking the officer has down, he also performs a number of other moves made famous by the pop icon

    Officer Singh pictured here running in traffic as part of his job, regularly gets asked for pictures by members of the public

    Officer Singh pictured here running in traffic as part of his job, regularly gets asked for pictures by members of the public

    He has also been asked to teach his unique traffic management style to another police force in India

    He has also been asked to teach his unique traffic management style to another police force in India

    Ladhak Police has hired Officer Singh for a week, during which time he will teach them his unique style of traffic management, focusing on general traffic management.

    But the veteran officer said he was definitely going to try and teach them how he does his dancing without any music, reports Asianet Newsable

    ‘I am told they all are very excited to see me,’ he said, adding they are particularly eager to learn how to moonwalk.

    ‘So, yes, I will certainly be teaching them that too. But the focus will largely be on traffic management and safety awareness.’ 

    It reports it is the first time in the country that a traffic officer will train police in another state.