A handler is a Social Welfare Agent who is paired with a Cyborg. The handler's responsibilty is to train, equip, and care for the cyborg. Mission's almost exclusively do not allow separation between the handler and the cyborg, mainly because the cyborg helps protect the handler and the cyborg's "conditioning" can become problematic. Handlers are also usually the ones that decide how much Conditioning the cyborg requires to make them fit for the job. Handlers are usually of a military or police background but can sometimes come out of intelligence services. A handler's training consists of basic military/police and counter-terrorism training along with intelligence gathering.