October 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
Governor Walker Names Edward Wall as New Department of Corrections Secretary
Madison—Today, Governor Walker appointed Ed Wall to the post of Secretary of the Department of Corrections effective October 27th, 2012. Wall presently serves as Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation within the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ).
"I would like to thank Gary Hamblin for his service to the state, and for the great work he has done managing the Department of Corrections over the last few years," said Governor Walker. "Protecting the public is the most basic function of government. Ed is an experienced manager who exhibits the leadership necessary to oversee the Department of Corrections. Moving forward, he will have the task of continuing to effectively and efficiently manage our correctional institutions and the great public employees who work within the Department."
Wall began his career in emergency services as a police officer in 1986. He then served as a State Trooper in New Hampshire for nearly a decade before moving to his wife's home state of Wisconsin. Since moving to Wisconsin in 1999, Wall has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a Special Agent in narcotics, Special Agent In Charge of the Investigative Services Bureau and was appointed the Administrator of Wisconsin Emergency Management by Governor Doyle. Wall then returned to DOJ to serve in his current role as the Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation.
Wall received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management and holds numerous leadership positions with state and national boards dealing with law enforcement training, national security, intelligence and law enforcement executive related functions.
"Filling the shoes of Secretary Gary Hamblin is no small task, but with the help of the exceptionally talented men and women of the Department of Corrections, we will continue to provide the highest quality of public safety services that our citizens expect," stated incoming Secretary Ed Wall.