Police induction training across the country will now include a mandatory module on dancing the Macarena. The decision comes with the bold claim that the ability to communicate with the LGBTQ+ community will be vastly improved through the medium of dance.

“Nothing says ‘community outreach’ quite like a well-executed Macarena,” said Chief Superintendent Alistair Fitzwilliam, who spearheaded the initiative. “We believe that the rhythmic movements and catchy tune will bridge any communication gap between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community.”

The updated training program will require new recruits to spend at least two hours mastering the steps and hand movements of the 90s dance sensation. Training manuals will also include a section on the history of the Macarena and its cultural significance, with a particular focus on its relevance to LGBTQ+ rights.

Critics of the new program argue that while dancing can be a fun and engaging activity, it may not necessarily equip officers with the skills needed to address the complex issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

“Last time I checked, human rights weren’t something you could dance around,” commented one skeptical officer, who requested anonymity. “I’m all for learning new skills, but I’m not sure the Macarena is the answer to systemic issues.”

Despite the skepticism, Chief Superintendent Fitzwilliam remains optimistic about the program’s potential impact. “If we can get officers moving to the same beat, we can certainly get them working together to create a more inclusive environment,” he said.

As police stations across the country prepare to turn their induction sessions into impromptu dance parties, only time will tell if the Macarena proves to be the key to unlocking better community relations or just another dance fad that fades into obscurity.