He is currently a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), but Brad Hompe has accumulated a lot of experience over the last couple of decades. When it comes to jail and prison operations, as well as leading the development and implementation of corrections programs, there are few who are better at leading both development and changes than Brad Hompe. Over time, he has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin, as well as nationally.
During his long career with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe has done just about everything there is to do in a corrections environment, which means he has done and seen pretty much everything. Even before his time as warden, he worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden along the way. He also has been a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer at various times. All of that has combined to make him a top-notch expert when it comes to prison operations.
Some jobs require a certain amount of physical ability. To work in the jail and/or prison system is one such job. This type of work requires not only mastering different occupational issues that have to do with a synergy of the many different entities involved, but there is also a physicality required in order to carry out many of the skills needed to run a jail. Brad Hompe has experience working in the jail and prison field as a prison employee, jail inspector, instructor/trainer in addition to consultancy positions. In all of these positions, Brad Hompe was required to utilize physicality to carry out the demands of the job.
These days, you can find Brad Hompe working with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator. One thing that makes him qualified for such a position is that he has a whole lot of experience in virtually every aspect of jail and prison operations, as a result of his efforts as he worked his way through the WI-DOC system. As he worked his way up the career ladder, he stood on virtually every rung on the climb. He actually started his career like most, as a corrections officer, before being promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden, all before he became a warden. Throughout his career, he has taken the lead on the development and implementation of corrections programs, but Brad Hompe also has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin, as well as nationally.
It’s not exaggeration to say that, during his time with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe has performed virtually every task there is to perform at one time or another. In addition to working his way up the career ladder, Brad has also served as a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer at various points.
Primarily based on his experience and his knowledge, over the years, Brad Hompe has come to be seen as an expert in all areas of prison operations these days. At various times, he has taken an active role in jail and prison planning and design, as well as with the development and the implementation of prison policy in areas as important as the proper use of force. He has also played a part in setting up training and evaluation policies, as well as policies having to do with incident management, classification and supervision. He even knows how to deal with issues such as food service, sanitation and maintenance.
Currently a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), Brad Hompe started his career by getting a lot of education, and he’s never really stopped learning. He started by getting a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota and followed that with a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
Of course, Brad Hompe continues to learn everything he can, earning law enforcement certifications from Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, Minnesota and from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He also has a Firefighter I Certification that he earned from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin. In addition to his extensive education, Brad Hompe also has loads of experience in the areas of jail and prison operations. That includes leading the development and implementation of corrections programs among many other things. Brad has certainly provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin and nationally.
Over the course of his life, Brad Hompe has been able to gain many important skills that have prepared him for the different tasks that he has needed in order to effectively carry out the demands of the different roles he has had. He has practiced expert knowledge in jail planning, jail design consultation as an owner’s representative to start which allow him to take a over all approach when needed in regards to jail and prison systems, design and development. Brad Hompe is also skilled in the use of force practices, policy development, training evaluation, development, and delivery which makes him more than qualified for any training environment.
Not only has Brad Hompe led the development and implementation of corrections programs all over the country as well as the state of Wisconsin but he has also provided prison and jail services everywhere, as well. Brad Hompe has been a prison staff employee, as well as a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer, among many other things. Brad is considered a reliable expert when it comes to prison operations because he, quite literally, has experience in every aspect of jail operations, including jail and prison planning and design and policy development for almost every aspect of corrections, including use of force.
Brad Hompe is also considered a specialist in the area of training and evaluation and incident management and he is an acknowledged expert on jail and prison food service, sanitation and maintenance, classification and supervision and even fire safety. In fact, Brad has several law enforcement certifications and a Firefighter I Certification, which he obtained from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin.
While he currently serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), the fact is, it took Brad Hompe many years to get into that position. He is there because he has a high level of experience in the operations of jails and prisons. Brad has worked at virtually every level of the corrections system by now. For example, he has worked as a prison staff employee, as well as a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer.
Over the course of his tenure with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe has done nearly everything. Before he became a warden, he worked his way up the chain, from his humble beginnings as a corrections officer to being promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant, then captain, until he was made a unit manager and deputy warden. Brad also has an impressive education. After high school, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University over in Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Oshkosh branch of the University of Wisconsin. Later on, he worked hard to gain several certifications in law enforcement and another as a firefighter, which he received from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin.
Brad Hompe has long been considered a solid expert on prison operations, especially when it comes to jail and prison planning and design. He is also known for his ability to deal with policy development and he can develop and implement training and evaluation programs, as well as programs in incident management. Brad has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin and all over the country.
Having provided significant public service across multiple sectors -- police, firefighting and jail/prison operations -- Brad Hompe became a national consultant to those seeking his gained knowledge and experience. In addition to his education -- a B.S. in psychology, a Masters in Public Administration, and several certifications in firefighting as well as law enforcement -- Hompe held numerous years of service in his fields prior to offering his work as a consultant across the U.S.
In his consulting work, Brad Hompe has worked with the National Institute of Corrections as a technical assistance provider/contractor, providing jail operations reviews. His work has also included Lexipol LLC in Aliso Viejo, California, where he assisted with jail policy development, implementation and training development. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hompe consulted with the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center toward its use of force program review as well as training and its training program development. In Ashland, Kentucky, he worked on a death/mortality review and program/policy development. His consulting work also extended to the Lake County Jail in Lake County, Indiana where he served as an operations consultant for a U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Settlement Agreement as well as additional programs.