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Two central Iowa police departments' latest spring outreach campaign involving a stereotypical sweet treat drew some serious attention on social media. Video courtesy: City of Ames Channel 12

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You saw the viral video of the two Iowa police departments chomping down doughnuts while explaining the importance of respect. (If not, here's your chance to catch up!)

Now it's time to enjoy the outtakes.

Eric Snyder, a community resource officer with the Ames Police Department, said that he typically writes scripts for the videos while sitting in his office. With videos from the department averaging anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 views, Monday's Facebook clip — which also stars Anthony Greiter of the Iowa State University Police Department — has been a big hit in Iowa as well as across the country: Over 394,000 views, 4,100 shares and 3,000 likes as of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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"Yeah I want it to be well-received, but I'm more blown away about by how popular it's been," Snyder told the Register on Monday.

"We're really trying to spread a message that makes our community better."

Both police departments shared the outtakes clip Tuesday afternoon, which as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, has more than 31,000 views and 330 shares.

And get a look at these new wheels for the campaign:

But maybe Krispy Kreme will chip in with an upgrade?

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