In his current position, Brad Hompe serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC). He got to where he is based on his extensive experience in the field of prison and jail operations. Over the years, he has provided a wide range of services to prisons and jails all over the state of Wisconsin, as well as nationally. If nothing else, Brad Hompe is considered an elite expert on virtually every aspect of correctional facility operations, from jail and prison planning and design and policy development in every area including use of force.
Brad Hompe is also highly valued for his expertise in the development and implementation of training and evaluation and incident management in a prison environment. He is even considered an expert when it comes to food service, sanitation and maintenance, as well as classification and supervision. He is even considered a specialist in the area of correctional facility fire safety issues.
One reason Brad Hompe is looked up to by everyone in the correctional facility industry is because he has done everything. He has served as a prison staff employee, a jail inspector and as an instructor and trainer. Throughout his time with the WI-DOC, Brad worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a corrections officer, then becoming a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden along the way to becoming a warden. Brad Hompe also has a significant education to draw upon, in addition to his experience. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Winona State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He can also point to law enforcement certifications from schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as a Firefighter I Certification, which he earned from Southwest Technical College in Wisconsin.