Civil Nuclear Constabulary

RPD Miller


Served December 2009 – June 2015

Handler PC Crake

Miller’s handler wrote the following.

“Miller was a rescue GSD from Scotland who had a rough start, he was extremely malnourished and was on recovery packs and vitamins a lot when I first got to work him.

His fur was grey, his claws were split and to groom him felt like grooming a skeleton, it was heart-breaking to see, but with a lot of love and care he became a beautiful well loved dog.

Miller eventually became a fantastic police dog, who loved to work. He has been and still is a perfect companion to me, he was perfect as my first police dog.

Miller retired to me when I became pregnant and now at the age of 12 is still enjoying his retirement to the full”.

RPD Alfie

2002 – 30/04/2020

Served 2006 – 2015

Handler – PC Watson

Alfies’s Handler wrote the following.

Alfie was a rescue dog, he came to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary Dog Training Unit in 2005. He was trained as an Explosives Search Detection Dog, and licenced in 2006.

We were initially part of the Tactical Response Group, and worked at all the United Kingdom’s Civil Nuclear Power stations between 2006-2008.  We then transferred to the North of Scotland and we were based at Dounreay, in Caithness.

Alfie retired in 2015.  He had a long and happy retirement, with us at home, until he passed away.

We made many friends throughout the country and beyond, and covered nearly half a million miles in our years of travel together. He is very sadly missed. This photo was Alfie’s final licensing week and this was his final training search.


Zak worked with the CNC from 2006 to 2013. He suffered a stroke in November 2017 and was put to sleep, at almost 14 years of age.

Zak started work in Dounreay in the north of Scotland in 2006. Two years prior he was adopted from a rescue center, the Balmore SSPCA near Thursco. Zak was sent to Cumbria to complete his Police Dog training and ended working back in Scotland, just half a mile from the SSPCA!

Zak was known as a phenomenal tracker. He also enjoyed performing in the Police Dog displays, including at the animal shelter he came from.

In 2013, upon retirement, he was replaced at work by PD Vader. Zak stayed with his family in retirement.