Shaquille O’Neal Applies to Be Police Officer in Doral, Florida

September 5th, 2014 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has long had an interest in law enforcement, and the future Hall of Famer put that to good use Wednesday in Doral, Florida.

According to Monique O. Madan of the Miami Herald, Shaq applied to become a Doral reserve police officer amid much fanfare. This isn't his first foray into police work; he previously held the same position in Miami nine years ago, per Patrick Chalvire of WSVN Channel 7:

In fact, during a private ceremony in 2005, Shaq was sworn in as a reserve officer with Miami Beach, earning an annual salary of just $1.

Although bringing in a celebrity reserve like O'Neal could garner Doral plenty of positive publicity, he isn't being gifted a spot. According to Madan, city spokeswoman Christina Baguer said that Shaq must undergo physical and psychological testing as well as a background check in order to be accepted.

"If he passes, he will then have to do everything else to be certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, just like any of our other officers, reserve or not reserve," Baguer said.

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