Hugh is a senior member of the Ottawa Police Service. He has been actively involved in law enforcement and community safety for over 26 years, including several years as a homicide investigator. He currently manages the Customer Service directorate, where he developed a number of innovative quality assurance programs to improve accountability. Hugh obtained a BA from Saint Mary’s University in 1993. A strong proponent of continuing education, he obtained a JD from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the Bar the following year with focus in administrative law. An advocate for the vulnerable, Hugh led successful appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal on issues impacting victims of sexual violence and impaired driving. Recognizing quality and accessible healthcare as fundamental to the development and maintenance of healthy and safe communities, Hugh also serves as Board Chair at the Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor. A long-time resident of West Ottawa, Hugh lives with his wife Tara and their three children.