Sheriff Greg Champagne
|Sheriff Greg Champagne was born and raised in St. Charles Parish. He and Alice
Landry Champagne have been married for more than 30 years. Their daughter,
Champagne attended Hahnville High School and graduated from Nicholls State University
in 1979 with a Bachelor's Degree in Government. Upon graduation, Greg was named to the
Nicholls State University Hall of Fame and subsequently as one of its Outstanding Alumni.
He went on to receive his law degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center
in 1982. He served as an assistant district attorney in St. Charles Parish for nearly 14 years
and earned a reputation as being a tough, but fair prosecutor with a 94% conviction rate.
Sheriff Champagne has twice graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; first
from the FBI’s Law Institute for Prosecutors and more recently from the FBI's Law
Enforcement Executive Development Program.
Sheriff Greg Champagne
He has attended numerous training programs during his 30-year law enforcement career. These include The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Northwestern University of Chicago's Graduate School for Prosecutors. He has also represented the National Sheriff's Association at two international counter-terrorism training programs that focused on the detection and prevention of terrorism and general public security measures in both Israel and England.
Official Public Service
Greg Champagne was first elected Sheriff of St. Charles Parish in 1995. He was re-elected in 1999 without opposition, in 2003 with 81% of the vote, and again in 2007 with 83% of the vote. In 2011 and again in 2015, Sheriff Champagne was honored by being re-elected without opposition. He was named Louisiana Sheriff of the year by the Louisiana Crime Victim's Coalition in 2003.
Sheriff Champagne was the first Sheriff of St. Charles Parish to serve as President of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association in 2007-2008. He currently serves as president of the National Sheriff's Association and is presently Chairman of the NSA Legal Affairs Committee.
The Sheriff also serves as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute's Committee on Criminal Justice, which recommends changes in criminal law to the Louisiana Legislature. He is a certified POST instructor at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy. Sheriff Greg Champagne is also a member of the Eastern District/F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force having acquired top secret clearance with the F.B.I.
The sheriff is very active in our community. He has been a long time member and past-president of the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2409. He also has been a Mentor with the St. Charles Parish Public School System for over 10 years.