The new Columbia County, WA, sheriff’s canine deputy had a successful first day on the job.

Lars — a nearly 2-year-old Belgian Malinois and tracking dog — and his handler graduated from the police canine academy in Washington County just this week.

Friday was the first day of his deployment in Columbia County, and Lars netted his first capture within the first three hours of his law enforcement career, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office press release.