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CLEVELAND, Ohio — There are two new canine officers at the Cleveland Police Department.

Hugo the German Shepard and Patrol Officer Doug Nichols, a 19-year veteran, have joined the department’s canine unit.

Nichols was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police on Jan. 3, 1994. He’s served in the department’s third district and in the downtown services unit. He’s received several awards including the Medal of Honor.

Hugo is two-year-old a German Shepard. He 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. He will work as a narcotics and patrol dog and will live with Nichols and his family.