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CNCs Contribution to an Integrated Approach to Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Mike Griffiths CBE Chief Constable Civil Nuclear Constabulary 1.

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1 CNCs Contribution to an Integrated Approach to Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Mike Griffiths CBE Chief Constable Civil Nuclear Constabulary 1

2 Scope Historical Context Strategic Context Mission and Concept of Operations Integration 2

3 Where have we come from ? The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary (UKAEAC) was formed on 1st April 1955. With an initial strength of 320. It took over responsibility for policing all UKAEA establishments. UKAEAC officers were deemed to be Crown Servants for the purposes of Section 54 of the Firearms Act 1968. This put them on the same footing as Home Office police forces with regard to firearms. 3

4 Powers of the CNC set out in the Energy Act 2004 Any place when escorting nuclear materials in transit. Any place when pursuing or detaining subjects who have unlawfully removed or interfered with materials guarded by the CNC, or have been reasonably suspected of being guilty of doing so. Civil nuclear sites. Land around such sites up to 5 km from the boundary. Transhipment points when safeguarding such nuclear materials. 4

5 What Do We Do? The CNC's primary function is to: Provide armed protection to licensed nuclear sites not used wholly or mainly for defence purposes. Safeguard the transportation of nuclear materials in the UK and in transit worldwide. 5

6 What We Dont Do Routine reporting of crime Respond to general duty Police incidents Public Order However if on counter terrorist patrol within our jurisdiction CNC Officers encounter an incident,the Officers will deal with it until the host force has the ability to take control 6

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8 The Strategic Context Central Government, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), site operators and the CNC continually monitor threats to nuclear sites and wider UK security. The CNC, is under the strategic direction of the DECC; it assigns dedicated teams of armed response officers to the UK's civil nuclear power plants and storage sites. 8

9 The Environment Operating environment is the public space Risk – Political, Reputational and Catastrophic DECC Sec of State owns the Risk Regulator – both safety and security An integrated approach? Who pays and for what? Overarching Governance. 9

10 Environment and Influences National Security Risk Assessment and high priority risks CONTEST – Protect and Prepare Industry issues, e.g. New Build and decommissioning, NISR 2003, NORMS, NSSPs, security enhancement programmes Altering policing landscape

11 External and Independent Audit HMIC ONR IPCC KPMG NAO DECC 11

12 Mission In partnership with the civil nuclear industry, national security agencies and regulatory bodies, the CNC will DETER any attacker whose intent is the theft or sabotage of nuclear material, whether static or in transit, or the sabotage of high consequence facilities…..

13 Mission (cont.) …If an attack occurs, the CNC will DEFEND that material and those facilities and DENY access to them. If material is seized or high consequence facilities are compromised, the CNC will RECOVER control of those facilities and regain custody of the material.

14 The Onion Principle Vetting Physical Security Security Staff CNC SSCR HSA VA 14

15 Where do we fit In ? CNC Internal, external high visibility Patrols Tactical Doctrine Concept of Operations Graded Response (1- 4) SSCR Threat Definition,Target Identification Physical Security FenceCCTV Alarms LightingSecurity staff HSA Entry Control 15

16 CNC Core Role Armed Response at those site to which it is deployed: –Prevent unauthorised access to nuclear material and counter the threat of theft of material or sabotage to facilities. –Denial of access, find and fix, pro-active engagement. –Rapid armed response and recovery if necessary. –Concept of Operations

17 Generic Gold Strategy 1.Maintain the security of NM 2.Maximise the safety of site workforce 3.Maximise the safety of police officers 4.Minimise the risk to site intruders 5.Develop intelligence 6.Arrest suspected offenders 7.Secure & preserve evidence 8.Return to normality

18 What We Provide Operational Firearms Commanders. Provide direction and control of incidents. Control Post incident procedures Objective overview ensuring proportionate and lawful response. Collect and collate intelligence Close working relationship with site staff. Provide off site intelligence picture Feed intelligence in to Op. Lightning. Intel reports processed and disseminated by in house SB. On Site Knowledge Knowledge of locations of VAs Alternative routes in to HCVAs Officers competency tested. Bespoke F/A training to defeat postulated threat. 18

19 What We Provide IRT Capability Immediate recovery of lost materials. Strategic Escort Group Specialist teams that provide on board armed protection of nuclear cargo during overseas operations or road movements. 19

20 Integration Threat to Industry C2 Structures Safety on Site The Changing Environment Security Incident Overlapping to Safety Incident Safety to Security Impact on Operations Build in Security from the Start

21 Integration CNC within the Security Envelope Safeguards and Hazard Reduction Safety with Resilience 21

22 CNCs Contribution to an Integrated Approach to Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Mike Griffiths CBE Chief Constable Civil Nuclear Constabulary 22


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