June 20, 2019
 
These days, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI-DOC) superstar Brad Hompe is considered an elite expert when it comes to just about every level of prison operations. It should surprise no one, really, given Brad Hompe’s extensive experience. He has, quite literally, run every aspect of jail operations at one time or another. That includes jail and prison planning and design, policy development, including use of force, the development and implementation of training and evaluation and incident management.

Put simply, Brad Hompe has done it all, to the point that he’s even considered an expert when it comes to food service, sanitation and maintenance, as well as classification and supervision and even fire safety.Brad has served as a prison staff employee, a jail inspector and as an instructor and trainer. During his time with WI-DOC, Brad Hompe has made his way up through the ranks of the corrections system, starting as a corrections officer, then becoming a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden along the way to becoming a warden.
December 19, 2018
 
These days, Brad Hompe serves as a Corrections Complaint Examiner and Investigator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, which is better known as WI-DOC. Throughout his time with WI-DOC, Brad has done almost 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 before becoming warden and moving on from there.

One reason Brad Hompe is considered one of the best and most experienced prison experts in the country could very well be due to his impressive education. Following his high school, Brad went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice and psychology from Minnesota’s Winona State University and followed that up with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He has never actually stopped learning, as he has gone on to gain a number of certifications in law enforcement and one as a firefighter, which he received from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin.