Shaquille O'Neal becomes reserve police officer

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.

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