Badger culls which never happened are thought to have cost Gloucestershire Police a whopping £64,000.
The force is claiming against the Government for planning security around controversial badger culls which were later postponed by MPs.
Forces can ask for extra Home Office cash to police events outside their normal duties.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "The costs we have requested are for the overtime incurred in the course of the policing operation for the planned cull.
"We haven't received this money yet.
"We have already incurred these costs so any funds received will be a reimbursement."
The claim is being considered by the Home Office.