WATCH | Kids take down police officers in friendly snowball fight

Some police officers in the US dealt with more than just cars in ditches during a snowy day.

A team from the Duvall Police in Washington met a group of kids at Big Rock Ballfields to deal with 'suspicious characters in a local park.'

The kids and cops engage in a snowball fight, which the officers quickly lost, despite hiding behind a riot shield.

The video, which has been viewed more than 474,000 times, is being hailed by members of the public on social media as an example for how police should engage with the public, especially with young people.