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STURTEVANT - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Racine County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Samantha Kerkman.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included Internet Crimes Against Children, racial profiling data collection, increasing the beer tax, public safety cuts in the state budget, GPS tracking of sex offenders, and an update on the State Crime Lab.
“I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Kerkman 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 Racine County," Van Hollen said. “Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level."
“I would like to thank the law enforcement officials of Racine County for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with Attorney General Van Hollen," said Representative Samantha Kerkman. “As government officials from the local level to the federal level work together to improve public safety within our communities, it is imperative that we have feedback from those who deal with this issue on a daily basis. Their ideas and suggestions will no doubt help in either restructuring or passing new laws to make our communities safer. We sincerely appreciate their service."
“I thank Rep. Kerkman for attending and helping to put together this roundtable," said Van Hollen. “These discussions help us in state government do a better job."