Ché Donald has been a police officer with Sussex Police since 2002 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2005. During his career he has chosen to remain in frontline policing roles: in 24/7 response, neighbourhood policing, public order units, CBRN, intelligence development and tutoring. He has been an active Police Federation representative for the last 12 years specialising in Discipline, Equality and Post Incident Procedures. Locally, he held the roles of Treasurer and Secretary in the Sussex Black Police Association (SBPA) and Secretary of the Sergeants’ Branch Board.
Ché was elected onto the Police Federation of England and Wales Interim National Board (INB) in September 2014. On the INB, he has led and driven a crucial piece of work looking at the links between demand, capacity and welfare. This work, still ongoing, is bringing together decision makers in policing to find solutions to improve conditions for police officers and allow them to deliver a better service to the public. He is also the National Police Federation lead for Firearms, Taser and Police Officer Mental Health. He also held the posts of Chair of the PFEW Sergeants’ Central Committee and Chairman of the Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee.
In January 2018 Ché was elected to the post of Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales. In this role, he supports and deputises for the national Chair; drives the strategy of the PFEW and is a principal spokesperson for the organisation in the media and engagement with external stakeholders. Outside of work, Ché enjoys rugby; remaining a loyal Springbok supporter, having emigrated to England in 2000 from South Africa.