Sound of da Police" is the second and final single from rapper KRS-One's first solo album, Return of the Boom Bap. The song begins with KRS-One whooping twice to evoke a police siren (the "sound of the police"); this recurs several times throughout the song. This song was used in the trailer for Cop Out. "Sound of da Police" was released as a CD single featuring a b-side, "Hip-Hop vs. Rap". The song is produced by Showbiz from DITC.
The lyrics refer to the police in places like Bronx, New York, which have a history of institutionalized racism, oppression and violence against the black community, and equate the modern police "officer" with a slavery-plantation's "overseer".