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MAUSTON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement and other community leaders from throughout Juneau County at a Law Enforcement Roundtable hosted by State Senator Dale Schultz and State Representative Sheryl Albers.
Among the topics discussed today included the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to reduce internet crimes against children, concerns about the improper use of John Doe proceedings, funding for school liaison officers, and illegal immigration. The officials also discussed cooperation among law enforcement agencies to advance public safety.
"Each county has public safety issues that specifically affect them. While many of these issues affect the entire state, it is important for me to understand how the Department of Justice can assist Juneau County," Van Hollen said. "Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level."
"The roundtable helped us better understand each other's perspectives and challenges as we work to protect the safety of family members and keep our communities safe," said Senator Dale Schultz. "Credit goes to the caring local leaders that participated and to Attorney General Van Hollen for initiating the event."
"Attorney General Van Hollen recognizes the value in gathering input from local law enforcement and justice officials. I am pleased that he made himself available to Juneau County for this roundtable experience," said Representative Sheryl Albers.
"I thank Senator Schultz and Representative Albers for attending and helping to put together this roundtable." Van Hollen said. "These discussions help us in state government do a better job."