What's the Background to the CNC Organisation?

On 1 April 2005, after fifty years as the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary, our name changed to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary (UKAEAC) was originally formed on 1 April 1955 and was responsible for the following;

  • Policing at all UKAEA, BNFL, URENCO premises
  • Crown servants for the purposes of the Firearms Act 1968
  • Powers throughout Great Britain whilst escorting movements of nuclear material