With over 1000 highly trained Police Officers and Police Staff, the CNC is a specialist armed police service dedicated to protecting the civil nuclear industry. We protect 14 civil nuclear sites across England, Scotland and Wales, safeguard nuclear material in transit and play a key role in national security.
The civil nuclear industry includes nuclear research and provides nuclear energy to millions of people. To protect such an important commodity, as well as the public, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) and Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) were established on 1 April 2005.
The CNPA is CNC's governing authority and reports into the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It is their job to ensure that we police effectively and efficiently while being responsive to the needs and priorities of the stakeholders we serve.