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GREEN BAY - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Brown County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Karl Van Roy and State Senator Dave Hansen. Other legislators attending included Rep. Al Ott, Rep. Tom Nelson, Rep. Jim Soletski and Senator Rob Cowles.
Topics discussed included drunk driving, sex predator residency requirements, psychological testing for law enforcement officers and illegal immigration.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Van Roy and Senator Hansen 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 Brown County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Brown County."
"I sincerely thank Attorney General Van Hollen and everyone who was able to take the time to join us today for this discussion," said Van Roy. "I hope those who were able to participate found this discussion to be both informative and helpful as we all work to improve public safety within our communities.
"I'd like to thank Attorney General Van Hollen for coming today," Senator Hansen said. "Finding solutions to many of the concerns we discussed will require increased cooperation between all levels of government from local communities, to the state and federal government. The comments we heard will be very helpful in addressing the challenges our communities are facing."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen