FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

Officer Shaq?

November 30, 2001  | 

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal has lofty law enforcement aspirations and is attending classes offered by the county Sheriff's Department for harbor patrol duty.

The classes, taught by volunteer reserves, began in September and end in February.

"I just have a love for policemen because they've always been the real heroes in my life," Shaquille O'Neal said. "I would like to have a leadership role."

O'Neal even has a custom-fitted uniform. Law enforcement officials know they have a potential recruiting spokesman in the charismatic NBA superstar but say O'Neal has not asked for any special privileges.

O'Neal will have to find time between practices and games for police work. Reserve officers serve about 20 hours a month.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Challenger Holds Slim Lead Over Current L.A. County Sheriff in Election
In what could be a stunning upset in the race to be Los Angeles County sheriff, challenger...

Police Magazine