Bruce Power is a recognized world leader in on-site security
Site security has always been a priority at Bruce Power. However, after the events of September 11, 2001, a renewed focus was placed on security with a substantial hardening of all levels of defense.
Today, security is completely self-contained with its own elite Nuclear Response Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team that does not rely on outside assistance. Security has adopted many of the procedures employed by provincial police, including the use of force continuum.
While many of the specific tactics remain classified, they do include sophisticated surveillance systems, detection alarms, assessment cameras, X-ray screening, metal detectors, vehicle searches, delay barriers and armed response.
Award-winning Nuclear Response Team
In 2005, Bruce Power entered its first SWAT competition as a way of measuring against the best in the world and keeping the team sharp.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Bruce Power finished first overall at the U.S. National SWAT Championships, an international competition consisting of eight, live-fire tactical events that test fitness, weapons skills and team organization. Scoring is based on time and target hits with events conducted in full tactical gear in head-to-head stages.
In 2006, the team entered the U.S. Department of Energy’s Security Protection Officer Team Competition (SPOTC) for the first time and finished first in its category and has continued to take first prize every year since then.