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ATTORNEY GENERAL VAN HOLLEN MEETS WITH WAUSHARA COUNTY LEADERS AT LAW ENFORCEMENT ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOAN BALLWEG
WAUTOMA - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Waushara County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Joan Ballweg.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included changes to John Doe proceedings, lack of state prosecutors, Governor Doyle's proposal on releasing certain offenders, Internet Crimes Against Children and drunk driving.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Ballweg for organizing 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 Waushara County," Van Hollen said. "Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level."
"I appreciate that Attorney General Van Hollen wants to communicate with the local law enforcement community through this type of forum," said Rep. Ballweg. "The Waushara County Roundtable was the fourth session I have attended in the counties I represent, and all of the participants felt the meeting was beneficial. It's important for state and local officials to coordinate on matters of public safety."
"I also want to commend the Attorney General for the improvements made at the State Crime Lab, which is alleviating the back log for time sensitive tests," said Ballweg.
"I thank Rep. Ballweg for attending and helping to put together this roundtable," said Van Hollen. "These discussions help us in state government do a better job."