Command and control contract for Britain’s armed nuclear police outsourced to Capita
A contract for the command and control centre of Britain’s heavily armed nuclear police is being outsourced to the private company Capita.
The outsourcing giant is to play a technology support role at the command centre of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, a heavily-armed special police service that protects nuclear power plants, waste dumps, and nuclear material in transit.
The deal will see Capita provide specialist support staff for the command centre’s systems and provide “enhanced support” to firearms commanders.
Most of the CNC’s officers are trained in the use of firearms and its officers are routinely equipped with assault rifles in their regular line of duty.
The force is not involved in Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system, which comes under the jurisdiction of the armed forces.