Nottinghamshire Police Force is giving its canine crime fighters a pension worth £1,500 each.
The fund will assure that the force's 26 dogs will have their medical bills taken care of once they retire from active duty.
The scheme, reported by the Nottingham Evening post, is the first of its kind in the country and will provide £500 a year for the first three years of retirement.
It will be introduced next month.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping told the paper: "We look after the people who work for us who have been police officers and staff - they get a decent retirement and I think it's important the same is done for the dogs.
"These animals work hard for the police and they are officers in their own right."
Dog handlers often take their dogs in once they retire, although some live with other families.
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