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   The Instructors
Greg Champion   (252) 226-6151  

Greg Champion has been a sworn law enforcement officer for over seven years. He is the captain in charge of training for his respected organization. He is also a Criminal Justice Certified Firearms, Physical Fitness, Taser, and First Responder Instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training at Vance-Granville Community College.

Greg also conducts in-service law enforcement training for the Vance, Granville, and Franklin County area.

Greg was previously a full time Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Henderson, NC Fire Department. He continues to work as a part-time Paramedic with both Vance and Warren Counties. He is a certified Firefighter Level I Instructor as well as an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor. Greg has conducted CPR/First Aid training for a vast majority of day cares within the four county area.

Greg Hughes   (919) 482-9358  

Greg Hughes has been a sworn law enforcement officer for over 10 years. He has been a law enforcement officer at the city, county, and state level. In 2005 Greg began training law enforcement officers on a part time basis. During that time he conducted training at locations that included The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, The North Carolina Highway Patrol, Vance-Granville Community College, and Wake-Tech Community College.

In 2007 Greg began instructing full time at Vance-Granville Community College in the law enforcement and corrections training program. As a full time law enforcement/corrections training instructor he received instructor speciality certifications in physical fitness, defensive tactics, Taser, CPR, Baton, and firearms training. Greg has trained officers from across the state ranging in experience from entry level recruits to veteran officers.

As a result of his full time training role, Greg completed the EMT course in 2010. In order to practice the newly acquired skills, Greg began working part time with Granville EMS. As a result he found a new aspect of public service work that he really enjoys, and continues to work part time with Granville EMS. Greg has also served as a first responder with Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Greg is currently a member of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Training Officers' Association, North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Services, and Fraternal Order of Police.

Brad Knutson   (252) 226-0072  

Brad Knutson has been a sworn law enforcement officer for over 3 years and is currently a detective at his department. Prior to his career in law enforcement Brad was an Engineer/Paramedic with the City of Henderson. He continues to work part time as a paramedic with Granville EMS.

Brad is a certified First Responder Instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training at Vance-Granville Community College. He is also a certified Firefighter Level 2 Instructor as well as an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor.

Brad has also studied and practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as mixed martial arts for over 6 years. He has competed in several competitions at both the local and national level, claiming several awards.