A worker who has helped set up a new fund to help police dogs after retirement has spoken out about why the scheme has been launched.
Dave Hibbert, from the Retired WM Police Dog Benevolent Fund, told ITV Central the dogs - which include those trained to sniff out explosives, drugs and money as well as track criminals down - work "extremely hard" to protect the public.
He said they were even shot at during the summer riots in 2011.
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