POTD: British Nuclear Police – Now & Then

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary at one of the UK’s nuclear powerplants in Sellafield, Cumbria recently shared a cool ‘then and now’ photo on Twitter. The CNC are a special police force responsible for protecting Britain’s civil nuclear power infrastructure. As such most CNC officers are authorised firearms officer. The UK’s CNC is based at 10 sites around the UK with Sellafield being one of three operational sites.

The photos show officers outside the CNC’s Sellafield station.  The old Land Rovers and Range Rover Classics and .38 revolvers have given way to Glock 17s and Mitsubishi Pajeros.

Our weapons, vehicles, uniform and training may have changed over the years but our purpose has not. We have been protecting @SellafieldLtd and the community for nearly 70 years #ThrowbackThursday #Policing #Sellafield pic.twitter.com/wL6UxsdknX

— CNCSellafield (@CNC_Sellafield) February 14, 2019

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Originally posted on The Firearm Blog