DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.
Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq had originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will cover his own insurance costs.
O'Neal will commute to work from his homes in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. De Lucca told The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/yPJw4l ) that Shaq will mostly be doing community work, serving as a role model for children.
O'Neal has previously served as a reserve police officer for Miami Beach and Golden Beach in Florida; in Tempe, Arizona; and the Port of Los Angeles.
During Shaq's two-decade career, he played in Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Cleveland and Boston.