Actor and martial arts specialist Steven Seagal has been sworn in as a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy, officials said.
The El Paso (Texas) Times reported the 60-year-old action film star was sworn in as a Dona Ana County deputy by Sheriff Todd Garrison Tuesday.
He is considered a reserve officer and can carry out police work only while accompanied by a commissioned peace officer. The actor is expected to take part in border security training soon, the newspaper said.
Seagal became a part-time deputy in sparsely populated Hudspeth County in far West Texas in 2011. He also headlined the A&E reality series “Steven Seagal: Lawman,” which followed his adventures as a deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.