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PHILLIPS - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges and public safety officials from throughout Price County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Mary Williams.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included prescription drug abuse, criminal illegal immigrants, the sexual assault registry and drunk driving.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Williams for organizing this successful roundtable. I would also like to thank all of the participants for attending and taking part in the discussions. Every county and community in Wisconsin faces different public safety challenges," said Van Hollen. "Having the opportunity to listen to local law enforcement, community leaders and elected officials from Price County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Price County."
"This is the second roundtable I've hosted with Attorney General Van Hollen, and it was just as beneficial as the first one. We've got a great law enforcement and justice system in Price County and it's good to know Attorney General Van Hollen is going to work with us to keep that reputation," said Rep. Mary Williams. "This was a great opportunity for our local officials to discuss important issues with him and now that he's seen first-hand how local law enforcement works here in Price County, I think we will all benefit in our ability to work together to fight crime."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.