Diego was born in Germany in January of 2010, and was purchased in September of 2011. Diego completed over 400 hours of initial training between September 2011 and January 2012. On Diego’s very first real world application, he successfully tracked a theft suspect, who had been detained by patrol officers, to the stolen property that the suspect hid in a garbage can. In March 2012, Diego tracked and captured his first suspect, a burglar who attempted to steal tools and copper wire from a commercial business. Diego currently works with Officer Ben Bradley.