Twin Falls Police Officer Tim Arredondo is breaking in a rookie partner, a cop who’ll have his back around the clock.
It’s Carlo, a Belgian Malinois.
Arredondo and Carlo are preparing to certify as the Twin Falls Police Department’s newest K-9 unit, following three months of intense training in apprehension and narcotics detection. Carlo, who takes his final test on Dec. 11, is a lean black-and-brown-colored dog from eastern Europe, where the department gets its dogs.
“They run fast and hit hard,” Arredondo said of the breed, which is fast replacing the German Shepherd as the partner of choice among police.