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JEFFERSON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and State Senator Scott Fitzgerald met today in Jefferson, Wisconsin, with law enforcement and other community leaders from throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding area. Also attending the law enforcement roundtable were State Representatives Joel Kleefisch and Andy Jorgensen.
Among the topics discussed today included the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to reduce the DNA backlog at the state crime laboratories, internet crimes against children, school safety, and illegal immigration. The officials also discussed cooperation among law enforcement agencies to advance public safety.
"Though there are many public safety issues that affect the entire state, different counties face unique law enforcement challenges," Van Hollen said. "Finding out more about local issues and sharing with local officials what is happening at the Department of Justice helps law enforcement at every level."
"I'm very happy that the Attorney General took the time to meet with and hear the concerns of local law enforcement officials in Jefferson County," said Senator Fitzgerald. "I'm looking forward to continuing to explore ways that the Department of Justice can work with local authorities to keep our families safe and criminals off the street."
"I thank Senator Fitzgerald for helping to put together this meeting and Representatives Kleefisch and Jorgensen for participating." Van Hollen said. "Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job."