PC Kala Notton received the Outstanding Front Line Award in the Divisional Congratulations for Crime and Operations category for her efforts in catching a suspect.
Presenting the award, Chief Inspector Edward De La Rue said: “At 4am on May 14 officers responded to an alarm call from the Co-Op store in Felpham.
“When officers arrived they saw the suspects run off. Officers assisted by PC Norton and her dog, then searched the area and located the suspects.
“Further inquires found evidence linking them with a number of similar burglaries across the south of England.”
The suspects were later charged and remanded in custody.
PC Notton said: “I am very proud to have received the award, not just for me but for the police dog Watz too.
“He really did all the hard work which led to the suspect being caught.”