Nuclear Security Protection


Centerra’s Nuclear Security Protection Program is responsible for safeguarding the United Stated Federal Government’s most critical assets and facilities, including the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, and other National strategic assets and resources.

Sensitive sites and nuclear facilities we protect include the following: the United States’ nuclear weapons program and infrastructure; emergency fuel storage; uranium enrichment facility; material storage for plutonium, uranium and tritium; as well as leading-edge scientific research and classified information. Centerra’s number one priority is to ensure operations at these locations are not disrupted by criminal or terrorist acts.

Centerra’s dedicated, vigilant and well-trained paramilitary security professionals who safeguard these critical missions are experienced military and/or police professionals. Many of these men and woman have recent combat experience in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Tradition of Excellence

  • Department of Energy Secretary’s Trophy for Security Protection Officer Team of the Year
  • Department of Energy Security Protection Officer of the Year and Team Leader of the Year
  • USPCA National Canine Team of the Year
  • General Services Administration and Department of Energy Awards for Aviation Operations, Maintenance and Safety
  • Energy Performance Excellence Award
  • South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award
  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Training Programs
  • Voluntary Protection Program STAR Award
  • Integrated Safety Management System and Behavior Based Safety Program
  • ISO 14001 Registration Certification for environmental management programs and processes
  • Department of Labor and Veterans of Foreign Wars recognition for hiring and training of military veterans
  • South Carolina Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

Our Protective Forces are armed with military-grade weaponry and equipment and organized into small units for tactical deployment. They are also fully trained to detect; deter and/or defeat a determined, well-equipped adversary force with intent to compromise our National security.

Centerra provides hundreds of paramilitary Security Police Officers (SPOs) at DOE/NNSA/NASA facilities, including Special Response Team/Special Weapons and Tactics (SRT/SWAT) at these sites. Protective Force personnel re-qualify with assigned weapons at least semi-annually. They attend frequently scheduled refresher training on all facets of their duties to ensure they maintain the training, battle focus and readiness needed to provide the dedication and professionalism demanded by the very nature of the sensitive facilities and material we protect.

Centerra personnel who protect Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and classified information meet the requirements of our clients’ enhanced Human Reliability Programs (HRP), which require annual and random drug and alcohol testing, psychological testing, and, in some cases, polygraph testing.

Nuclear Security Protection Services

  • 24/7 Security Services
  • Access Control
  • Administrative Support
  • Airborne Fire Suppression
  • Airborne Surveillance
  • Airborne Weapons Platform Training
  • Alarm Equipment Monitoring
  • Ammunition Storage
  • Armorer Services
  • Aviation Fueling/Defueling
  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Biological Threat Detection and Response
  • Body Armor Evaluation and Deployment
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Certified Training Programs
  • Communications System Maintenance
  • Contingency Planning
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Crime Trending
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Backup Systems
  • Deliberate Assault and Rescue
  • Department of Transportation Compliance Reporting
  • Dispatching
  • Dispute Resolution and Compliance
  • Emergency Equipment Maintenance
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Emergency Services Training
  • Engineering Support
  • Environmental Protection Agency Reporting
  • Environmental Protection Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Evidence Collection and Processing
  • Explosives Detection
  • Federal Aviation Administration Reporting
  • Field Training and Evaluation
  • Firearms Safety
  • Firearms Training
  • First Aid
  • Fixed Security Posts
  • Fuel Storage
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • HazMat Handling
  • HazMat Spill Containment
  • Helicopter Maintenance
  • Helicopter Medical Transport
  • Helicopter Pilot Training
  • Human Reliability Programs
  • Human Resources
  • Incident Reporting
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology Support
  • Integrated Safety Management
  • Intrusion Detection System Design and Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • ISO 14001 Compliance
  • Job Analysis
  • Labor Relations
  • Large Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance
  • Law Enforcement Accreditation Management
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Lead Abatement
  • Leadership Training
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Lesson Plans
  • Live Fire Range Design and Operation
  • Live Fire Shoot House Design and Operation
  • Live Fire Target Maintenance
  • Lock and Key Control
  • Locksmith Services
  • Logistical Support
  • Long Range Precision Rifle Engagement
  • Materials Acquisition
  • Metal Detectors
  • Military Grade Weaponry
  • Mission Readiness Planning
  • Mobile Security Patrols
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Occurrence Reporting
  • Offensive/Defensive Tactics
  • Operational Trending
  • Operations Security
  • OSHD Reporting
  • Payroll
  • Performance Testing
  • Personnel Reliability Programs
  • Personnel Security
  • Personnel/Vehicle Inspections for Contraband
  • Physical Fitness Training
  • Police Canine Programs
  • Procedure Writing
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Property Protection
  • Protection of Classified Information
  • Protection Program Planning
  • Protective Force Management
  • Pursuit Driving Courses and Training
  • Pursuit Recapture/Recovery Operations
  • Quality Control
  • Radiation Detection Systems
  • Radiation Protection
  • Readiness Reviews
  • Records Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Rules of Engagement Training
  • Sabotage Prevention
  • Safety Analysis
  • Safety Programs
  • Search and Rescue
  • Security Education
  • Security Plan Development
  • Security Program Budgeting
  • Security Surveys
  • Shipment Security
  • Small Unit Operations and Training
  • Special Event Planning
  • Special Nuclear Material Protection
  • Special Response Team Operations
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Team Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tactical Training and Response
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Training Analyses
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Plan Development
  • Transportation Security
  • Uniform Crime Reporting
  • Use of Force and Criminal Apprehension
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Waterborne Response
  • Weapons Maintenance
  • Weapons Simulators
  • X-Ray Systems