In addition to his formal education, Sheriff Champagne has attended the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia twice; first at the FBIs Law Institute for Prosecutors and subsequently from the FBIs Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. He has attended numerous training programs during his thirty-three year law enforcement career. He has also represented the National Sheriffs Association at two international counter-terrorism programs in both Israel and England which focused on the detection and prevention of terrorism.
The Sheriff serves as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institutes Committee on Criminal Justice which recommends changes in criminal law to the Louisiana Legislature. He is a certified P.O.S.T. instructor at the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office Training Academy.
Sheriff Champagne is a member of the United States Eastern District of Louisiana Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board formed by the F.B.I. (New Orleans Office) and has maintains a top secret security clearance by the F.B.I. He is a former advisory board member of The I.T.T. Technical college in St. Rose, Louisiana as an expert in the field of Criminal Justice. He also represents Louisiana Sheriffs, Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Chiefs Of Police on the Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission. Sheriff Champagne was also appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Kitty Kimball to represent Sheriffs on the Louisiana Supreme Courts Court Security Commission.
In August of 2015, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed Sheriff Champagne to The 30 Member National Commission on Forensic Science.
In March 2018, he was the recipient of the prestigious Sheriff Harry Lee Criminal Justice Award.
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 served for 10 years as a H.O.S.T. Mentor with The St. Charles Parish Public School District. Sheriff Champagne also is an accomplished trumpet player and has been a member of both the St. Charles Parish Community Band and The Jerusalem Temple Shriner Dance Band. He has also performed with The Wise Guys Band, and, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with blues singer Luther Kent and Trickbag on multiple occasions. He was selected by Rotary International to lead a group of professionals on two four week exchanges to northern Brazil in 1993 and again to Southern Brazil in 2004. As a result, the Sheriff speaks Brazilian Portuguese.
Sheriff Greg Champagne and his wife Alice Landry Champagne have been married for 37 years. They have two children - Rochelle C. Fahrig, an Assistant District Attorney for St. Charles Parish and Gregory Champagne Jr., a Deputy Tax Assessor. They have also been most blessed with four grandsons.