Retired police dogs are to get pensions which cover their medical futures, after a scheme was approved by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping.
The scheme will provide ongoing costs relating to medical injuries or illnesses, which have come out of their hard-working service.
When dogs are in service, all treatment and care costs are covered by force budget. Until now, when the dogs retired, the costs were left to their handlers.
The new fund now means when a dog approaches retirement due to health or age, medical expenses are reimbursed for at least three years, up to £500 a year.