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MEDFORD - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Taylor County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Mary Williams.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included the open meetings and public records laws, the shortage of prosecutors and Illegal Immigration.
"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 Taylor County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Taylor County."
"Taylor County is known to have an excellent law enforcement and justice system and it's good to know Attorney General Van Hollen wants to work with us to keep that reputation," said Rep. Mary Williams. "I think it was very beneficial for the Attorney General to get an inside view of the local law enforcement here. I'm sure he's got a better idea of what kinds of things we're dealing with and now we have a better idea of how he'll be working with us."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.