Sheriff Gregory C. Champagne was elected in October 1995 and took office July 1, 1996.
As the parish's top law officer, he is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. The sheriff also directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of the penal portions of the Parish Charter and the laws of the state and nation. He is also responsible for the conducting of operations and efficient and effective utilization of the department's financial and human resources.
Chief Deputy Responsibilities
The Chief Deputy of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is the highest achievable rank appointed by the Sheriff. The Chief Deputy is responsible for supervising and evaluating day-to-day functions of the Sheriff’s Office. The Chief Deputy will also review and recommend changes for procedures, functions, and policies throughout the Sheriff’s Office. In the absence of the Sheriff, the Chief Deputy would fill the role as commander of the Sheriff’s Office.
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is an organization of over 375 full-time men and women who are responsible for maintaining a safe, crime-free environment.