Shaq becomes a reserve police officer in South Florida

21 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Doral is ex-Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal’s latest law-enforcement gig.

Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. O’Neal, who won four NBA titles and was a 15-time All-Star in a stellar basketball career, originally applied in September; he will not receive a salary. “[Chief De Lucca]’s a great leader. You miss the routine of the dressing room, you tend to overeat, and it turns out you that being able to shoot a ball into a small round hole from 20 feet isn’t much good to you in the real world.

But being 7 foot and and over 300lbs will probably get you work somewhere, and the man known simply as ‘Shaq’ is now on the road to becoming a full time police officer in Florida. De Lucca told the Miami Herald that O’Neal will mostly be doing community work, serving as a role model for children. “We’re honored to have him as part of our team,” he said. “He’s a role model for today’s youth.

He believes in the nobility of our profession.” O’Neal has previously served as a reserve police officer for Miami Beach and Golden Beach in Florida, where De Lucca was also police chief, as well as in Tempe, Arizona and the Port of Los Angeles. During his time in Miami, he also traveled back and forth to Virginia, where he worked on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. His ultimate goal is to be a police chief or sheriff in Florida. “When it’s all said and done … in either Orange County, Dade County or Broward.

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