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ATTORNEY GENERAL VAN HOLLEN MEETS WITH GREEN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT LAW ENFORCEMENT ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE BRETT DAVIS
 

MONROE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and State Representative Brett Davis met today in Monroe, Wisconsin with law enforcement leaders, community leaders, judges and public safety officials from throughout Green County and the surrounding area. The topics of discussion at the Law Enforcement Roundtable included DOJ's efforts to reduce the DNA backlog at the state crime laboratories, school safety, internet crimes against children initiatives, and illegal immigration. The officials also discussed cooperation among law enforcement agencies to achieve their common public safety mission.

 

"I thank Representative Davis for organizing this roundtable and inviting me to participate," Van Hollen said. "Today we discussed public safety matters of statewide concern, such as internet crimes against children, and of particular concern to Green County and surrounding areas. I was able to listen to local law enforcement and community leaders to assess how the Department of Justice can be of further assistance to address the concerns identified here."

 

"It's of utmost importance that local voices are heard and weighed heavily when state officials make decisions which concern us all," Representative Davis said. "That's why I'm so pleased the Attorney General was as eager as I was to listen to our local law enforcement and community leaders. Only by communicating openly and working together in a partnership can we make common sense decisions that have a positive impact on public safety and our daily lives."

 

Van Hollen praised the Representative's efforts and thanked those who attended. "Representative Davis showed tremendous leadership by organizing today's event, connecting local public safety leaders with one another and with state officials." Van Hollen said. "State government benefits immensely from meetings like this, and I am pleased with the quality of today's discussion."