The Broward County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that O’Neal now works as an auxiliary deputy for the department. Details about his duties were not released.
“Basketball legend @SHAQ goes by many nicknames, and now added to that list is Deputy Shaq. The big man now works as an auxiliary deputy with the #BSO,” the agency said in a tweet. “Sheriff Tony sat down with Shaq and the two talked about the different ways law enforcement works to keep communities safe.”
The tweet was accompanied with a photo showing the former Los Angeles Lakers big man towering over his colleagues. In 2016, O’Neal was previously sworn in as a sheriff’s deputy in Clayton County, Ga.