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STURGEON BAY - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Door County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Senator Alan Lasee and State Representative Garey Bies.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included funding for public safety, sex offender ordinances, Internet Crimes Against Children and whether 17-year-olds should be treated as juveniles.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Senator Lasee and Representative Bies 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 Door County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Door County."
"Public safety is a shared priority for all of us here today," said Sen. Lasee. "I would like to thank and commend Attorney General Van Hollen for going to every county and giving local law enforcement, elected officials and school administrators a voice. There has to be a partnership between state and local officials on issues related to public safety," said Lasee.
"This is a great opportunity for all of us to meet with the Attorney General to talk about public safety issues affecting the First Assembly District and Northeast Wisconsin," said Rep. Garey Bies. "For thirty years in the Door County Sheriff's Department I strove to protect public safety and this effort remains central to my work in the legislature. The roundtable discussions are an excellent way to exchange ideas on how we can enhance public safety at all levels of government."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.