Meet Our Newest Canine Officers!


The Cleveland Division of Police is proud to welcome 19 year veteran Patrol Officer Doug Nichols to the Canine Unit along with our newest member, Hugo. Officer Nichols was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police on Janurary 3, 1994. He has served the citizens of the City of Cleveland in the Third District and in the Downtown Services Unit. Throughout his career with the division, Patrol Officer Nichols has recieved awards including the Medal of Honor.

Hugo is a German Shepard and is 2 years old. Hugo was born in the Czech Republic and takes his primary commands in Czech. His favorite toy is a tennis ball and he loves to eat! Hugo finished the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and is a certified Police Canine. Today Hugo begins his career as a Narcotics and Patrol Dog. Hugo will live with Patrol Officer Nichols and his family, and the two are sure to make a great team!

Welcome, Guys!