Around the world, police use social media to hopefully get their message across to the youth.
Sometimes it's funny. Other times, as in the case of a video by the Western Australian Police Force, it's just plain cringeworthy.
The police force released a video about its rewards system for people who report graffiti, featuring a young couple out on the town, relishing in the fact that they snitched to pay for their outing.
While the subject matter is already problematic enough, the pure awkwardness in the video well, speaks for itself.
There are many questions, but why you would take out someone to boast about your recent reporting of graffiti would be the first.
Of course, people were keen to point out the video's numerous shortcomings.
WA Police: We want you to make an anti graffiti psa.
Ad Agency: Cool, budget?
Police: $100 & some stock footage
AA: ... My 8yo will do it.
— Jason (@Supermarket_Ape) November 6, 2017
Australia's bureaucrats aren't very good at making videos, it would seem. Earlier this year, an advertisement for Australia's Department of Finance graduate program went viral, again, for its unbridled awkwardness. Oh boy.