The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office has announced the new addition of Diesel, a male German Shepherd, to the Police K-9 Unit.
Diesel was donated to the Sheriff’s Office by Peppertree Rescue, Inc. with the assistance of Rich Kranick from The Happy Dog Pet Hotel in Rotterdam. The dog will be replacing Deputy David Leffingwell’s retiring Canine Zimmer.
Diesel will be part of a canine team trained in advanced narcotics detection, police patrol-criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, building searches and article search/scent detection.
Currently, the Sheriff’s Office has two active K-9 Teams that are on call 24 hours a day to assist police departments in Schenectady County and other agencies in New York State.