The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is a specialist armed police service dedicated to protecting the civil nuclear industry.
We are responsible for the protection of nuclear facilities and civil nuclear material – whether it’s on a civil nuclear site or in transit. We work with local police services, nuclear regulators and central government. Counter terrorism is also a major part of our role.
To do this, we employ over 1,500 police officers and staff at sites throughout the UK. In return, we give our people everything they need to become exceptional. In fact, we provide a whole breadth of benefits, training and development opportunities. Find out more, below.
From inspectors and sergeants to dog handlers and IT support officers, we’re full of professionals with different skills, specialisms and stories. To give you an insight into what life’s really like at CNC, we asked a few of our people to tell us about their experiences. Now you can read them all below.
Being an Inspector in charge of a team of armed police officers is a very responsible position and I enjoy having that responsibility”
As a dog team, we enhance the team’s capability and know that our unique skills improve the safety of our colleagues and the public.”
Sarah, Dog Handler
I sometimes deputise for the Operational Unit Commander. It’s a tremendous development opportunity for me.”
I’m aware that I carry a lot of responsibility in my job, I know a lot of people’s lives depend on me and my abilities”
Jon, Authorised Firearms Officer
A unique force in British policing.
CNC officers go through rigorous training.
CNC officers are among the most highly trained and equipped officers in the country.
CNC officers conduct a wide range of policing activities and operations.
As well as providing armed police protection to civil nuclear sites and nuclear material, CNC officers also help save lives, search for missing people, arrest offenders, attend road traffic accidents, counter hostile reconnaissance and provide armed police protection to the public in towns, cities and the countryside when needed.
The CNC operates to the same standards as any other UK police force
Like all other police forces in the UK, the CNC abides by all the standards set out by the College of Policing for training, procedures, management and discipline.