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UK’s Nuclear Police Forces Merger Warning via Police orcle

A government proposal to merge the UK’s two nuclear police forces would be costly, messy and could create a conflict of interest between protecting British weapons and foreign-owned power stations, the Defence Police Federation has warned.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) have launched a “scoping study” into whether to amalgamate the MoD police, which looks after nuclear bomb bases and other military sites, and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which has responsibility for nuclear power plants. Both forces differ from the normal police in that they usually carry guns.

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