National Chair

CPG National Chair – Supt Donna Allen

The appointed Chairman of the Catholic Police Guild (June 2015) is Donna Allen.

Donna is a Superintendent in Greater Manchester Police.

Since joining the force initially as a cadet, Donna has served across a number of divisions and various departments including CID, uniform, and training. Prior to her move to Tameside in September 2014, she served with the Specialist Operations Branch and was responsible for The Tactical Aid Unit, Air Support, Underwater Search, ANPR Intercept Team and the Force Events Section, planning football, large-scale public order events, and political party conferences. She has recently served in Northern Ireland for the G8 and in Gwent for the NATO Summit.

If you were to ask her what her favourite role is she would say that of a force hostage negotiator, a position she’s held for the last 10 years.

Donna took a break from her career to have her children. Donna is married to Cliff, a retired Police Officer now working with GMP.

She enjoys her holidays, a good cheese board, spending time with her girls, walking, fundraising and raising awareness for the eating disorder charity BEAT and the British Heart Foundation.

Donna worships in the diocese of Salford and is delighted to have been appointed to the role of national chair for the Catholic Police Guild of England & Wales.  Donna is honored to take the Guild forward in the next few challenging years for the Police Service. She asks you for your support and prayers, for her and the Guild, and urges you to take an active part spreading the name of the Guild to serving officers & staff, colleagues, family, and friends.