Police Officer Facts

  • Specialist training for all Officers in the use of firearms and firearms tactics
  • Training in a range of less-lethal options, including the Taser
  • Career progression opportunities into specialist areas or through the ranks

Police Officers

Dounreay, Dungeness, Sellafield, Harwell, Hunterston, Sizewell and Torness
Entry point salary £23,025 (rising to £25,700 after training)

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police force, keeping the nation safe from harm by securing the integrity of civil nuclear material. Our primary function is the protection of licenced nuclear sites not used wholly or mainly for defence purposes and the safeguarding of nuclear material in the UK and elsewhere.

The facts: we have some remote locations; you will need to live in close proximity of your allocated site and our officers work 12 hour shifts.

The opportunities: 16 week foundation training course; unique firearms training and after 24 months you can apply to join one of our specialist teams such as firearms instructor, dog handler or escort team.

You will be required to achieve medical and fitness standards as part of the application process, and these must be maintained and demonstrated throughout your career with the CNC.

Successful candidates will be required to relocate at their own cost, if applicable.