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Chief Bogo
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Vital statistics
Title Chief of Zootopian Police Department
Gender Male
Race/Species Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Faction ZPD
Description Rough, Strict, Difficulty Trusting Recruits, Intolerable of Insubordination, Little Sense of Humor
Skills and Abilities Excellent Experience and Leadership, Natural Strength
Status Alive
Location Zootopia (Hometown)
Alignment Good

Chief Bogo is the tritagonist of the 2016 Disney animated feature film Zootopia. He is a cape buffalo and the chief of the Zootopia Police Department.

In the film.

Bogo is first introduced during morning routines in the bullpen of the ZPD headquarters. He purposely glosses over formally introducing Judy, not caring for new recruits, and primarily focuses on the fourteen missing mammal cases that have occurred throughout various districts in the city. While the other members are assigned to find said mammals, Bogo regulates Judy to parking duty. When politely approached about the matter, and after being reminded that she was the top of her class at the academy, Bogo states that he didn't forget, but didn't care, leaving Judy with her meter maid assignment. The following day, Bogo gets word that Judy abandoned her parking duties to catch a weasel, supposedly endangering Little Rodentia in the process, among other charges.

The chief calls Hopps to his office and scolds her on the matter, additionally expressing his annoyance in her starry-eyed ways of seeing the world. Before their meeting can continue, a distraught Mrs. Otterton appears, wanting to speak to Bogo. Knowing her reasons for being there, Bogo tries to explain that her husband, Mr. Otterton—who is also one of the fourteen missing mammals—will be found in a matter of time, asking Mrs. Otterton to have patience. Judy then volunteers to find Otterton, personally, prompting Bogo to fire her on the spot for insubordination. Before he can do so officially, however, he learns that Assistant Mayor Bellwether has already informed Mayor Lionheart that Judy is now on Otterton's case.

Knowing Lionheart would have his neck if he learned that Judy's been taken off the case, Bogo reluctantly allows her mission to proceed, but informs her that she only has 48 hours to complete it, or she must resign. Though hesitant at first, Judy agrees. The following morning, Bogo is called for emergency backup by Officer Clawhauser, requested by Judy in the Rainforest District. Bogo is told that a jaguar turned savage and tried to kill her and her accomplice, Nick Wilde, but the jaguar is nowhere to be found.

Feeling as if Judy is running a wild goose chase, Bogo demands her badge as a sign of resignation, but Nick stands up for her. He scolds Bogo for purposely providing Judy with limited resources for a major case that the entirety of the ZPD couldn't crack in two weeks, calling out the buffalo on his bigotry before declaring that Judy still has ten hours remaining to find Otterton by that point, meaning the deal is still in motion.

Though Bogo tries to defend himself, Nick's valid argument ultimately leaves him in silence. He solemnly watches as Judy and Nick take their leave, before departing the scene, himself, in apparent shame. The following night, Bogo is in his private quarters entertaining himself with a Gazelle app, only to be interrupted by Clawhauser, who, to his excitement and delight, discovers the chief's secret love for the pop star.

Embarrassed, Bogo quickly tries to change the subject while claiming to be working on the missing mammals cases, leading Clawhauser to reveal that Judy has uncovered all fourteen missing mammals, plus the savage jaguar, deeply shocking and impressing the chief. Bogo and his force infiltrate an asylum operated by Mayor Lionheart, where it is revealed that the mammals, all predators, have been illegally imprisoned per the mayor's orders, and have somehow turned savage.

Lionheart is arrested by Bogo, and the new mayor, Bellwether, rises to power subsequently. Following these events, a press conference is held at the ZPD headquarters, where Bogo acknowledges Judy, who earns his respect. However, the savage predators are not cured, as the cause of their behavior has yet to be uncovered.

This, along with Judy's public assumption that "biology" is the cause of the outbreak, leads to public outcry, with citizens believing predator mammals are reverting back to their primitive states, causing them to lash out and lose their sanity unexpectedly. With the city in fear, Bogo discusses with Bellwether that Judy, the trusted hero of the city, should be promoted to be the spokesperson for the Zootopia Police Department. Judy denies the offer, feeling she's ruined the city, and much to Bogo's shock, resigns from the force. 

During the climax, Judy discovers the truth behind the predators' strange behavior; it was Bellwether who's to blame, as she commissioned a serum capable of turning peaceful animals into beasts, using it to turn the predator minority population savage so the prey majority population would turn against them and, in turn, have prey dominate the city. Judy and Nick rush to alert Chief Bogo, but Bellwether confronts them. Instead, Bogo is given a call that Nick has gone savage, and is attacking Judy. When he arrives at the scene, however, Judy plays a recording on her carrot pen recorder, which reveals Bellwether's confessions of criminal activity, and the former mayor is arrested subsequently. In the end, Judy is reinstated into the ZPD, while Nick joins the force, as well.

Bogo accepts both, and treats them with as much dignity and respect as the other members of the force. However, during their first muster, this doesn't stop him from enjoying a few rounds of playful banter with the duo, on account of their history with one another, before assigning them with a more suitable mission of tracking down a speed racer tearing through Savanna Central. 

Bogo is last seen during the end credits, excitingly dancing alongside Clawhauser at Gazelle's concert performance. 

Role in the Series.

Bogo hardly changed much from the events of the film other then not being quick to doubt new recruits from speices not normally of his preference. It however doesn't stop him from giving doubt based on what the individual him/herself is capable of. He would judge someone based on their character. As such, he's more then alittle strict to Officer Jade for bring a non-police approved weapon, even though it is something of tradition to her adopted family from the Orchurdlands, Officer Anna Conda for being too trusting and naive, Officer Bob for being an egotisical twat, Officer Buzz for being disrespectful, and Officer Legsworth because of his "Silver Spoon" status. But that doesn't mean he'll stay distrusting to them forever when because of urgent matters that Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde have to both attend, and with the rise of savged Herbavores, Bogo places impourent trust to Jade and the misfit recruits to slove it. It's even revealed that his mistrust to even valedictorian recruits, outside of being no nonsense and a preference to animals he knows will survive the hazordious occupation of any police officer that is criminals, stems from a rival from his training in the academy named Hornberger, the Chief of T.U.S.K. in Herbavoris, easily tricking him by discovering a recruit in the ZPD was a renegade Herbavorisian predator whom he had to turn in, and Hornberger's urges to be careful with whom he trusts easily made him the strict chief he was in the movie.

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