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WEST ALLIS - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Milwaukee County at a law enforcement roundtable held at the West Allis Police Department.
"I would like to thank the West Allis Police Department for hosting this successful roundtable. Each county has public safety issues that specifically affect them. While many of these issues affect the entire state, it is important for me to understand how the Department of Justice can assist Milwaukee County,” Van Hollen said. "Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level. We have a good story to tell about our efforts in Milwaukee - from the crime lab to Witness Protection and our cooperative work with law enforcement to make Milwaukee a safer place, it's good to be in West Allis. I am always happy to have an opportunity to listen,” he said.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included Internet Crimes Against Children and Operating While under the Influence. Elimination of Truth In Sentencing, vehicle registration and elimination of the front license plate, and cuts to shared revenue, all elements in the governor's proposed budget currently before the legislature, were topics also discussed.
"I am grateful to all of the local officials who participated,” said Van Hollen. "Continuing to share, talk and learn about these issues furthers the discussion about how we can improve public safety and law enforcement.”
"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help us do a better job,” said Van Hollen.
Today's law enforcement roundtable was filmed by WisconsinEye and will be available on their web page at http://www.wiseye.org/.