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Civil Nuclear Constabulary
About Civil Nuclear Constabulary
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is the armed police force in charge of protecting civil nuclear sites and nuclear materials in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary employ over 1,500 police officers and members of staff at nuclear sites throughout the UK. They police each site in line with Nuclear Industry Security Regulations. They also work with local police services, nuclear regulators and the Home Office.
The CNC are responsible for the armed protection of civil nuclear facilities and materials whether they are on site or in transit. Counter-terrorism is a major part of our policing.
In partnership with the civil nuclear industry, national security agencies and regulatory bodies the Civil Nuclear Constabulary will deter any attacker whose intent is the theft or sabotage of nuclear material whether static or in transit. If an attack occurs CNC will defend that material and deny access to it. If material is seized or high consequence facilities compromised the CNC will recover control of the facility and regain custody of the material.