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SPARTA - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Monroe County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Lee Nerison and State Representative Terry Musser.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included Internet Crimes Against Children, prescription drug use and abuse, immigration, funding for law enforcement, school safety, the need for more prosecutors and penalty assessment funds.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Nerison and Representative Musser 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 Monroe County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Monroe County."
"I think it was a really good meeting, "said Representative Nerison. "The Attorney General and I received a lot of good ideas that we can take back to Madison and work on to assist law enforcement."
"It's important to keep communications open with law enforcement to keep our citizens safe," said Rep. Musser. "Thanks to Attorney General Van Hollen for bringing so many together across the state to listen to their ideas."
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen.