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Attorney General Van Hollen Meets With Green Lake County Leaders At Law Enforcement Roundtable Hosted By State Senator Luther Olsen And State Representative Joan Ballweg


GREEN LAKE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Green Lake County


Topics discussed at the roundtable included drunk driving, Internet Crimes Against Children, HR 218, open carry and school safety.


"I would like to extend a thank you to Senator Olsen and Representative Ballweg 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 Green Lake County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Green Lake County."


"It's really great that our Attorney General is willing to go out into the trenches and listen to the law enforcement officers who keep us safe day in and day out," said Olsen. "These officers know best what will help them to do their jobs better, these face to face meetings with JB are a valuable way to make sure law enforcement officers have the information and the tools they need."


"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 Green Lake County Roundtable was the third session I have attended in the counties that 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.


"Protecting public safety is a priority of state government, and meetings like these help state government do a better job," said Van Hollen