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STEVENS POINT - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Portage County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Senator Julie Lassa and State Representative Louis Molepske, Jr.
Topics discussed included internet crimes against children, prosecutor shortages, juvenile justice, alcohol and other drug addiction treatment program needs, and public safety funding.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Senator Lassa and Representative Molepske for organizing this successful roundtable and to all of the other participants for attending and taking part in the discussions. Every county and community in Wisconsin faces different public safety challenges," said Van Hollen. "I value the opportunity to listen to Portage County law enforcement, community leaders, and elected officials."
"It is important for legislators and the Attorney General to reach out to both local officials and law enforcement to gain an understanding of what they deal with day to day," said Lassa.
"I am pleased to have had the opportunity to discuss law enforcement issues affecting Portage County in a collaborative setting with Senator Lassa, Attorney General Van Hollen and members of our local community. Keeping the channels of communication open between our local, county, and state officials helps us to solve the problems of today as well as prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. This roundtable discussion was very productive, and I look forward to continuing to work to keep Wisconsin safe," said Molepske.
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.