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OCONTO - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Oconto county at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Jeff Mursau and State Representative John Nygren.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included Internet Crimes Against Children, lack of state prosecutors, drunk driving, cuts to public safety in the budget and conceal carry for retired law enforcement officers.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Mursau and Representative Nygren 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 Oconto County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Oconto County."
"I would like to thank the Attorney General for taking the time to meet with local law enforcement officials," said Rep. Mursau. "There are a lot of things we can teach each other and this type of roundtable discussion is beneficial for everybody involved."
"The Oconto County Roundtable was productive and a good way to let the Attorney General know about law enforcement concerns in the communities I serve," said Rep. Nygren. "Public safety is very important to me and hopefully by facilitating a discussion between the leading law enforcement officer of the state and our local law enforcement personnel, we can better protect and serve the residents of our local communities."
"I thank Rep. Mursau and Rep. Nygren for attending and helping to put together this roundtable," said Van Hollen. "These discussions help us in state government do a better job."