Chris Armitt QPM
Chris Armitt joined the CNC in July 2015, after a 25 year career with Merseyside Police, having joined as a PC in 1989 after eight years’ of service with the Royal Engineers. During his career, Chris has fulfilled a wide range of operational roles including leading the Basic Command Units at St. Helens and Toxteth. He also has extensive experience in managing public order situations and was one of the first officers nationally to complete the Advanced Public Order Commander Programme. In 2014 Chris was seconded to Gwent Police to fulfil the role of Gold Commander for the policing and security of the NATO Summit. In June 2015, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service.
The assistant chief constable is the chief officer on all operational deployments, armed or otherwise, at civil nuclear power stations in the UK. Responsibilities include:
constabulary firearms lead on matters pertaining to the use of all weapons systems in the CNC including the deployments of the strategic escort group
chairs the CNC’s firearms standing committee
strategic lead on intelligence and special branch