About This Show
“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level.
Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining.
Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.
Most Recent Episode
Tier Talk with Guest Keith Hellwig (Incentives To Keep And Retain Employees)
7 days ago
Right now, there are many correctional facilities that are understaffed. What can be done to invite more qualified individuals to work for the department? What can we do to keep our senior staff who are looking to exit?
Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits downs with Capt. Keith Hellwig to discuss incentives needed to keep our facilities properly staffed. Listen in as they touch on money, benefits, recognition and training.
About Keith Hellwig
Keith Hellwig has been in Law Enforcement and Corrections for over 35 years. He started as a Corrections Officer and worked his way up through the ranks to Captain. As an officer, he has served on Hostage Extraction Teams, Emergency Response Units, Cell Extraction Teams, Hostage Negotiations Teams, and has taught communications techniques and Hostage Survival skills at the Corrections Training Academy.
As a Lieutenant, and later as a Captain, he was an Emergency Response Team Leader and trainer, a Hostage Negotiations Team Leader and took command of a Sniper Team. He was a certified instructor in defense tactics, firearms and chemical agents. He worked in three different Corrections Facilities, and is currently a “Line Captain” at a state maximum security facility.
Keith obtained his formal Education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as well as Fox Valley Technical College. He received State certification as a Law Enforcement Officer and has worked as a patrol officer for three different agencies, as well as obtaining a full-time position for a local County, holding the rank of Lieutenant.
He “retired” from the county after 30-years accumulated service, then returned to the State as a Captain. He continues to hold that position, as well as holding the rank of Police Officer II for a local community. In his down-time, Keith likes to write, and has had numerous pieces published in newspapers and professional publications, and authored "No Place Like Home," a book that finally portrays a true day in the life of a Correctional Officer. Keith has been married for over 35 years, and has two daughters and two granddaughters.