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CNC or Civil Nuclear Constabulary... yes or no?

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Hi all,

I recently am looking at the CNC or Civil Nuclear Constabulary with the aim of joining as its not as popular as the regulars but means i'd complete my two years probation as a AFO and have all my training in half the time (Hopefully!) So... i can't find anything on them other than their own website and wikipedia. Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with this force/constabulary and any advice people could offer as its obviously a different role to normal PC.

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Hello,

It's not doable, from what I understand. You are one of many to think this, but you would not be able to take your AFO ticket to another force and I believe that CNC probation process is not regarded in the same way as HO forces, so you'd just start again!

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I've considered it, and it's still an idea I'll keep in mind depending on how other things pan out.

IMO though, it's not policing as most people know it. It's completely different, so if you want to be a police officer in the traditional sense, it's probably not for you. That said, from the information I've gathered from speaking to CNC officers, and from the small amount of information online, it does look like it could be interesting in other ways. I'd love to be an AFO, and the training side looks like fun. I also believe there's several specialisations within the CNC that look good too.

I don't think there are many forces that accept transfers from CNC too, let alone transfer as an AFO.

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Apparently most forces won't accept CNC as a transfer mainly because you're an armed security guard and not a police officer of the like who work in say a. HO force.

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I'm a CNC officer, as others have said it's not a normal police role, it does involve a lot of security patrols etc. ignore MIND THE GAP, he/she doesn't have a clue.

Also you won't be able to transfer out and keep your pay etc and rightly so tbh.

if you want a HO police force then wait out for that otherwise you'll be wasting your time and you'll hate it. Feel free to PM me.

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Thanks for the help all, especially Mdon. There only seems to be their website out there for info and of course, these questions etc are not often covered. I understand the not being able to transfer bit, but cant help feel the experience may help when applying for 'regular' forces. Still sounds appealing as a differant direction from the Police forces, will Pm you Mdon with a couple more questions if that's OK:)

Thanks all!

Matt

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Without knocking CNC (too much) I once spoke to a CNC officer who hadn't made a single arrest, stop search, or anything at all really, in six years.

If you want good experience for getting into a regular job I'd suggest working in pretty much any job except CNC.

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Thanks for the help all, especially Mdon. There only seems to be their website out there for info and of course, these questions etc are not often covered. I understand the not being able to transfer bit, but cant help feel the experience may help when applying for 'regular' forces. Still sounds appealing as a differant direction from the Police forces, will Pm you Mdon with a couple more questions if that's OK:)

Thanks all!

Matt

If you'd spent time in the CNC and worked up the pay scales why would you want to join a standard home office force (or BTP) and drop down to probationer pay scales?!

Do one or the other, and don't confuse them as similar in function... If you want to play with guns and that's all you're interested in then do the CNC, but if you want to blat from fight to domestic to misper or become a Defective in the future then you should just go to the HO force in the first place, and apply to be an AFO as and when opportunities arise (once or twice a year in my fairly small force)

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Without knocking CNC (too much) I once spoke to a CNC officer who hadn't made a single arrest, stop search, or anything at all really, in six years.If you want good experience for getting into a regular job I'd suggest working in pretty much any job except CNC.

The stats are most likely accurate but to say it has no use at all joining the cnc is a bit harsh.

I know a lot of officers that have used it as experience for competency based interviews and application forms for joining the HO, they do however as has been said previously they have to want to take a fairly substantial pay cut when they do it as they go back to square one.

For myself this would have meant a difference of nearly 20k in my first year of probation due to the ot I did.

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The stats are most likely accurate but to say it has no use at all joining the cnc is a bit harsh.

I know a lot of officers that have used it as experience for competency based interviews and application forms for joining the HO, they do however as has been said previously they have to want to take a fairly substantial pay cut when they do it as they go back to square one.

For myself this would have meant a difference of nearly 20k in my first year of probation due to the ot I did.

Not a job I'd fancy to be fair, I know people knock BTP but we do interact with the public and make arrests routinely just like the HO (alongside cups of tea of course.)

I remember reading arrest rates for CNC in one year and nationally they only had something like 12 arrests... For the entire force.

Strikes me as sleepy hollow type of job but if you're into firearms it might be your bag.

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Strikes me as sleepy hollow type of job but if you're into firearms it might be your bag.

Even if you're into firearms I still can't see it being much of a pleaser... other than actually carrying the weapons and handling them on a daily basis I can't imagine what else they do? Do they cover building entry, vehicle stops, active shooters etc? Do they ever get spontaneous deployments or break away to assist local forces? I'd genuinely be interested to know.

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I've always worried about the sorts of people who really really want to be firearms officers before they've even been a PC. Why do you want to stand around with a gun so much?

Much like I worry about those people on the "should we arm the police?" thread who from the way they talk about guns (technical sorts of stuff like how powerful they are and types of ammunition) sound like either a) they play waaay to much COD or b) they are probably mad and should NEVER be allowed any sort of firearm.

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