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MERRILL - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Lincoln County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Don Friske.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included requiring psychological evaluations for police officers, John Doe reform, Meth and misuse of prescription drugs.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Friske 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 Lincoln County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Lincoln County."
"State officials, local government and community leaders need to work together effectively on criminal justice issues," Friske said. "Today we focused on, and remain committed to, improving criminal justice in Lincoln County and throughout Wisconsin."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.