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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Champagne joins Parish team as Director of Homeland Security

Champagne joins Parish team as Director of Homeland Security

Lieutenant Josh Champagne, who has served 21 years with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, has been appointed Director of Homeland Security for the parish. Champagne received council approval at Tuesday night’s meeting. He will serve in a liaison position with the parish and will work with other local, state and federal public safety agencies on various homeland security and emergency preparedness projects.

Champagne served for 10 years as the sheriff’s department liaison to the U.S. Department of Justice and for 15 years with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Interagency Crisis Management Unit. He has work in a number of capacities through all recent natural disaster events including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, among others.

“I look forward to working with a unified approach with all the other public safety agencies to help prepare the parish in the event of an emergency, natural or otherwise. The best course is to be ready,” Champagne said.

“Now more than ever, we live in an uncertain world and Lafourche Parish has a number of important economic assets. We look forward to Josh’s addition to the parish team to help prepare and protect our parish in the event we must deal with a security or disaster issue,” said Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle.