Monday, March 18, 2019

Say hello to 'Deputy Shaq'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

He can dunk. He can DJ a mean set. And now Shaq can help arrest you.

Former Orlando Magic center and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has accepted a job as an auxiliary deputy for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the department announced late last week.

Auxiliary law enforcement officers have the authority to arrest and perform law enforcement duties, while under the direct supervision of a full-time or part-time officer, according to Florida law. Departments usually hire them, though, to help with activities like DUI enforcement checkpoints or special event traffic.

This isn't the former athlete's first foray with law enforcement.

In 2016, O'Neal was previously sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Clayton County, Georgia.

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