|Police Academy Teacher|
|First appearance:||We'd Like to Thank the Academy|
|Last appearance:||We'd Like to Thank the Academy|
We'd Like to Thank the AcademyEdit
In "We'd Like to Thank the Academy", Shawn and Gus are forced by Chief Vick to attend the police academy before being hired onto any more cases. He trains Shawn and Gus, however when Lassiter comes in he belittles Nick, saying that although he finished ahead of Lassiter, Lassiter is now the Head Detective and he's just a lowly teacher. Shawn and Gus prey on Nick's feelings of inferiority and persuade him to bring them to a crime scene, but once there Nick freezes up and Shawn and Gus leave him.
Due to Nick bringing students to a crime scene, he is suspended and goes into a depression, sleeping at the academy. When Shawn and Gus are going to find a kidnapped college student who's being held for ransom, they stop by to bring Nick, thinking if he can do this it'll raise his confidence. He freezes in the car again, but during a huge shoot out by the hostages Dickie & Chris, gangster DeVry Longsdale, and other gangster Bazo, Nick bursts in long enough to arrest DeVry and Bazo, before throwing up.
After this Nick is reinstated as top instructor at the academy, and also shares an awkward hug with Lassiter.
- Nick is the subject of a barrage of references to The Karate Kid, the 1984 coming-of-age film in which Ralph Macchio starred as Daniel LaRusso.