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WEST BEND - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Washington County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Senator Glenn Grothman and State Representatives Pat Strachota, Dan LeMahieu and Dan Knodl.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included public safety cuts in the budget, Internet Crimes Against Children, the open carry memo, sex offender ordinances and changes to drunk driving laws.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Senator Grothman and Representatives Strachota, LeMahieu and Knodl 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 Washington County lends itself to a meaningful dialogue as to how the Department of Justice and state government can better assist Washington County."
"In my 15 years in the legislature this is the first time a state official has come to Washington County to get a comprehensive review of criminal justice issues from law enforcement, judiciary, and the county," said Senator Grothman. "It was very helpful to me and I appreciated the Attorney General's blunt honesty about the state of criminal justice."