Civil Nuclear Constabulary

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.