Sheriff, St. Charles Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Champagne joined Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in 2009. He is Sheriff in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Sheriff Champagne has served more than 35 years in law enforcement as an assistant district attorney, sheriff, and member of the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force. Sheriff Champagne also serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Committee on Criminal Justice, which recommends changes to the state’s criminal law code. Sheriff Champagne was recently elected president of the National Sheriff’s Association in 2016 and was the first president of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association (2007-2008). Champagne has completed numerous prestigious trainings throughout his career: the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Northwestern University of Chicago’s Graduate School for Prosecutors. Sheriff Champagne is an active member of the St. Charles community at numerous organizations and serves as a mentor in the St. Charles Public School System.
Since becoming a member, Sheriff Champagne has been a strong advocate for early education and care and mental health reform federally and in his home state. Sheriff Champagne was most recently featured in the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids report, We’re the Guys you Pay Later, emphasizing the importance of reaching kids early to prevent them from going down the wrong path and ending up in jail.
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