Police Officer Responds To Noise Complaint About A Drummer, Jams On Drum Kit

A police officer is winning praise for the way he handled a noise complaint.

Oklahoma City police officer Nate Ross was the first to arrive on the scene, when officers were called to investigate a noise disturbance in south Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Police Department said on Facebook.

Drumming officer interacts with citizens from our great city

Last Friday, our officers were called to a loud noise complaint in south OKC. When they got there, they found a man set up playing drums. Officer Nate Ross was the first to arrive. He chatted with the man, explaining that they had been called there because someone was complaining that the music was too loud. Little did anyone know that Officer Ross used to play the drums back in the day. Someone happened to capture Ross sitting down, showing them how it was done.

When asked about this call, Officer Ross said, “I firmly believe that the success of our department, in part, is about our interactions with citizens. I could have gone over there, talking down to them, telling them it was too loud and they needed to turn it down…but this was a lot more fun…it gave me a chance to interact with the people I serve. I got some hugs and handshakes at the end of it all, then they turned it down and left.”

Yes, our officers have a job to do, and laws to enforce, but how great is it when we can interact with the great citizens we serve?? #loveit #okcpd #communitypolicing #drummingcop

Posted by Oklahoma City Police Department on Monday, April 29, 2019

When Officer Ross arrived he found a man playing a set of drums along the side of the road.

He told the musician that the police were called as the music was too loud.

“Little did anyone know that Officer Ross used to play the drums back in the day. Someone happened to capture Ross sitting down, showing them how it was done,” the department wrote on Facebook, with a video of Ross jamming on the drum kit.

A video of officer Ross playing the drums was posted on Facebook and was viewed more than 300,000 times with many viewers praising him fro his positive police-community interaction.

“I firmly believe that the success of our department, in part, is about our interactions with citizens. I could have gone over there, talking down to them, telling them it was too loud and they needed to turn it down…but this was a lot more fun…it gave me a chance to interact with the people I serve. I got some hugs and handshakes at the end of it all, then they turned it down and left,” Ross said, according to the department’s Facebook post.

That was so awesome of officer Ross and shows our police department in a new positive light.

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