Syracuse, N.Y. – A new officer signs on to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department.

Diego, a 16-month-old German shepherd from the Czech Republic, and Deputy Jeff Neal are graduating from the state’s K-9 training program. 

Three other teams from around the state took part in the training program. The 8 officers will complete another course later in the year to have another 8-week course in either explosive or narcotics detection.