While he can currently be found working with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC) as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator, Brad Hompe got to that position the long way. Brad has a tremendous amount of experience when it comes to jail and prison operations. Brad has not just worked as a prison staff employee, but he has also worked as a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer. He has long been recognized as a top-notch expert when it comes to nearly all aspects of jail and prison operations. Mostly, that is because he’s done pretty much everything there is to do within that environment.
Prior to becoming a warden, Brad Hompe worked his way up from relatively humble beginnings as a corrections officer, climbing up the career ladder to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden, before becoming a prison warden of some note. Brad also has law enforcement experience and certifications, which he earned in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as a Firefighter I certification from Fennimore, Wisconsin’s Southwest Technical College.
In addition to a great education, Brad Hompe has law enforcement certifications from schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin and a Firefighter I Certification, which he earned from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin. In addition to his time as a jail inspector and as an instructor and trainer, Brad Hompe has extensive experience in such aspects of jail operations as design and planning and various aspects of policy development and implementation, in such areas as proper training and evaluation, incident management and virtually everything, including use of force. He even has impressive experience dealing with sanitation and maintenance, food service and even fire safety.
While he currently serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator with the prestigious Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), the fact of the matter is, Brad Hompe is considered an expert on jail and prison operations and management because has a lot of experience in virtually every aspect of the corrections system. He has provided so many services in prisons and jails in Wisconsin and nationally that it is difficult to imagine something he hasn’t done.
These days, Brad Hompe’s career has him working as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), but that is just the latest stage of a long and storied career. Brad has worked at every level of the corrections system on his way there, including time as warden eventually, although he worked his way up the chain, starting as a corrections officer, a sergeant, a lieutenant, a captain, a unit manager and a deputy warden all along the way.
Over the course of his career, Brad Hompe has managed to acquire a lot of experience in the field of jails and corrections, but before that he managed to get a great education. Throughout his time with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), Brad Hompe has performed virtually every job there is to do in a prison environment at one time or another. That is primarily due to his attempts to work his way through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden and, eventually, warden. Besides having skill when it comes to leading the development and implementation of many types of corrections programs, Brad Hompe also has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin and nationally.
Among Brad Hompe’s specialties include jail and prison planning and design, policy development of all kinds, such as use of force, development and implementation of training and evaluation policies and procedures, as well as incident management. Brad also has expertise in areas like jail and prison food service, sanitation and maintenance, classification and supervision and even fire safety.
In any field, it is important to be able to adapt to change. Change is the only thing constant in life and if one cannot adapt, they cannot survive let alone thrive. Brad Hompe understands this concept and in that he learned how to embrace and enjoy change as it comes into play both in his personal life as well as in his occupational life. The prison and jail system is one that has a plethora of moving parts and therefore any change installed can be difficult to implement. Brad Hompe has worked hard to be good at the process of implementing change as well as the process of training said change to current and new employees.
Adaptation is also an incredibly important skill when it comes to the prison and jail sector. Things can change in an instant which will require quick and sound thinking. This is something that Brad Hompe has not only become quite good at himself, it is something he teaches to others. He has had experience in this kind of training as well as suicide prevention and post-incident action reviews. Being able to look at problems and then work to fix them for the future is something he is passionate about and being able to bring that attitude to every position he has held has made Brad Hompe motivated to always be pushing for better processes in his work place and actively embracing any change that comes along.
In order to survive in the prison circuit, one must have a plethora of skills. They must be able to handle policy as well as the physical aspects that go into working in that environment. Brad Hompe has held many different positions within the prison and jail occupational category and during this time, he has been able to see many different challenges that can arise. With Brad Hompe’s combination of skills, he is able to help with everything from jail planning and design to training evaluation, development and delivery. He is always looking to embrace challenges and improve the status quo no matter what position he holds.
These days, Brad Hompe currently a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), primarily because he has so much experience in virtually every aspect of jail and prison operations. Besides his experience leading the development and implementation of corrections programs, he also has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the country.
During his time with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe has performed just about every service and held virtually every job there is in the corrections environment. He was a warden for a time, but he also worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, and holding every position possible along the way. He was promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant and Captain before being promoted to unit manager and deputy warden along the way to warden. Brad Hompe is considered a corrections specialist and expert because he has experience in just about every job there is to do in a jail or a prison.
Brad Hompe’s experience is strong, but he also has a significant educational foundation to work from. He started by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota and followed that with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. That’s just the formal academic education. In addition to that, Brad Hompe received one certification in law enforcement from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire and another from Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, Minnesota. If that’s not enough, Brad also is certified as a Firefighter I, which he received from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin.
These days, as he currently serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), Brad Hompe is considered a top-notch expert when it comes to prison operations. It’s a function of experience, of course. He has gathered extensive experience in all aspects of jail operations over the years, including jail and prison planning and design, policy development, including use of force policy, as well as the development and implementation of training and evaluation and incident management.
Brad Hompe has so much experience, he has even been consulted as an expert when it comes to jail and prison food service, sanitation and maintenance. During his time with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, before being promoted to Sergeant, then Lieutenant, then Captain, before becoming a unit manager and deputy warden, before eventually being promoted to warden. His experience is vast, and the leaders at WI-DOC appreciate the skills that have come with that.