Mike Griffiths (police officer)

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Mike Griffiths
Born Mike Griffiths
Nationality British
Occupation Police Officer
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Mike Griffiths CBE is a police officer in the United Kingdom. He is currently the Chief Constable and Chief Executive of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.[1] Previously, he was an officer of the British Army, who retired as a Brigadier.[2]

Early life and education

Griffiths spent part of his childhood in Carlisle and started his military career as a cadet in the Keswick detachment of Cumbria Army Cadet Force. He studied at the University of Southampton and graduated in politics and international studies.[2]

Army career

Griffiths was commissioned into the King's Own Royal Border Regiment in 1979. Subsequently he was the Battalion's final commanding officer before it was amalgamated into the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. He served in various operational theatres, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Cyprus and Afghanistan.[3] His final Army appointment was as Director, Personnel Services Army (PSA).[2]

Chief Constable & Chief Executive, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

He was appointed by the chairman of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, Philip Trousdell.[2]

Honors and awards

Griffiths was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011, for his work as Director PSA.[2] He was appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2011.

Police appointments
Preceded by
John Sampson (Acting)[4]
Chief Constable of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "CNC Organisation Chart 1 August 2013" (PDF). Civil Nuclear Constabulary. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Coleman, Phil (25 July 2012). "Senior soldier to take on top job with Civil Nuclear Police Authority". News and star (newspaper). Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ Rowell, Andy (26 June 2013). "Safety fears over elite police officers drunk on duty at UK's nuclear sites". The Independent newspaper. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Speech by Peter Storey Chairman of Civil Nuclear Police Federation". Civil Nuclear Police Federation. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2014.

External links

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