“Also, there might be an opportunity for a promotion here.”
Marlow’s partner, Arco, was recently certified for another year of service, but it will be the nine-year-old Belgian Malinois’ last.
Arco has wrapped up seven years of service and will end with eight, about as much as a handler can hope for.
“He still wants to do the job,” Marlow said of his furry partner, “but when I work him hard, it takes a couple days for him to recover.”
Retiring Arco opens the way for Marlow to leave a post he has held since 2005 and help with the transition to another handler.