Considered a legend in the NBA, Shaq is now making strides in Florida Law Enforcement. In Broward County Florida, the Sheriff's office scored a slam dunk when they swore in their newest deputy, Shaq!
In a Twitter post by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, they pay homage to Shaq and his new role. Check out the heartwarming post below:
Basketball legend @SHAQ goes by many nicknames, and now added to that list is Deputy Shaq. The big man now works as an auxillary deputy with the #BSO. Sheriff Tony sat down with Shaq and the two talked about the different ways law enforcement works to keep communities safe. pic.twitter.com/H8j2lwUm0B— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) March 15, 2019
Many locals are Tweeting back about their excitement to have Shaq serving in their community, stating that they feel safer already; and let's be real, who wouldn't feel safer with the 7'1" giant patrolling through your neighborhood?
You can see a few of the comments below:
Congrats to @SHAQ !!! I feel safer already and I'm in Cali! Beware bad guys, the black Steph Curry of law enforcement will get ya.— Mark (@Mark84997923) March 17, 2019
I feel safer now go Officer #Shaq— Velvetseamaster (@velvetseamaster) March 16, 2019
Shaq keeping the peace!— steven mecum (@mecum8) March 17, 2019
While most are excited about having Shaq on board, it's not all net for this NBA star gone cop; some people are definitely not impressed. A couple of commenters are even throwing a little shade.
Ok great PR move. Is he trained? Does he have the power of arrest? Carry and know how to use a weapon properly? Take statements, fill out reports? He can’t run or pass the physical fitness requirements. Why then? Just an opportunity for a photo op Sheriff? No reason then.— Infidel 9/11 (@hco8511) March 17, 2019
Amazing how people are falling over each other for Shaq, but spit on the regular hard working officers— Lance Liebl (@trueblue019) March 17, 2019
On tv all the damn time about car insurance bull, then becomes a cop to f**k with people— John (@Johnafterantifa) March 17, 2019
Whether you're for or against Shaq as deputy, everyone loves a little humor! Some commenters are breaking up the "foul balls" by responding with some hilarity:
I’m looking forward to this pic.twitter.com/9EEtlzOViZ— mark mohwinkle (@mark_mohwinkle) March 17, 2019
Shaq is no stranger to police work though! According to the Miami Herald, Shaq has previously served as a reserve officer in many other locations including Doral FL, Miami Beach FL, Golden Beach FL, The Port of Los Angeles Police Department, and the Tempe Police Department in Arizona.
No matter what your stance is, you can keep tabs on Shaq's police work here.