How Prison Expert Brad Hompe Became Knowledgeable

Wisconsin prison and jail expert Brad Hompe has a ton of experience, but he started everything by gaining a significant amount of education to base it all on. He started by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota, but he followed that up with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He has taken a lot of time to augment his education, however, to make himself better qualified within the corrections environment. For example, he has law enforcement certifications from Alexandria Technical College in Minnesota and Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He also earned a Firefighter I Certification from Southwest Technical College.

Those are key reasons Brad Hompe is considered a top-notch expert when in jail and prison operations, but he can also tap into his extensive experience in all aspects of jail and prison operations. He’s done it all as he worked his way up through the ranks, including use-of-force policy development, including use of force and the development and implementation of training and evaluation standards, as well as policies for incident management.

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Brad Hompe’s wide range of skills

In his jail and prison operations work, Brad Hompe has a vast array of particular skills that make him a leader in the field both across Wisconsin — where he has grown and primarily worked within the industry — and nationwide. Providing services for the Wisconsin Prison System, Wisconsin Jails and nationally as a consultant, Hompe extends decades of expertise from first-hand prison, police and fire service operations knowledge to the development and implementation of jail programs, training and instruction, crisis management, suicide prevention and more.

His expert knowledge extends to a laundry list of topics: policy development, incident management, sanitation and maintenance, classification and supervision, food service, jail planning, jail design consultation, use of force, and training evaluation and development as well as delivery. He has not only provided these skills to roles within Wisconsin, where Brad Hompe has served across the jail and prison system — particularly increasingly challenging roles with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC) — but also to numerous consultation positions across the U.S. where he has aided other systems with planning, implementation and operations of their own prison programs. Currently, Hompe serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner/Investigator for the WI-DOC in Wisconsin.

Brad Hompe and the Prison Experience

During his time with Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC), Brad Hompe has performed nearly every job there is to do in a prison environment. He has worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden and, eventually, warden. Currently a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for WI-DOC, Brad’s experience with jail and prison operations is extensive.

In addition to leading the development and implementation of corrections programs, Brad Hompe has provided a wide range of services in prisons and jails throughout Wisconsin and nationally. He has been a prison staff employee, as well as a jail inspector, an instructor and trainer. Brad is considered to be a reliable expert when it comes to prison operations. That expertise comes about as a result of his experience in all aspects of jail operations, including jail and prison planning and design, policy development, including use of force, the development and implementation of training and evaluation and incident management. He also has expertise when it comes to food service, sanitation and maintenance, classification and supervision and even fire safety.

Brad Hompe also has a significant amount of education, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He also has law enforcement certifications from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, MN, as well as Firefighter I Certification that he earned from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin.