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Summit program focused on violence against law enforcement officers, line of duty suicide, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the growing Wisconsin heroin problem
MADISON - The Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety began Tuesday evening and concluded this afternoon. This year's summit had the highest number of attendees in recent years with over 300 in attendance.
"Im grateful for all the conference attendees, and the work of the Division of Law Enforcement Services under the leadership of Gary Hamblin", said Attorney General Van Hollen.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's summit was designed as an interactive meeting where law enforcement officers in the field were provided an opportunity to discuss their concerns, thoughts, and ideas with Attorney General Van Hollen and other Department of Justice officials and staff. Topics included: 2009 Ambush in Washington State, Line of Duty Suicide, Violence Against Cops: It's Happening in Wisconsin, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Law Enforcement Reality, and Waiting for Justice: The Robert Pfeil, Jr. Homicide Cold Case. The summit also included program participants addressing Wisconsin's Heroin Epidemic.
"I and all other Department of Justice staff take our role as leaders in law enforcement very seriously. The success of this year's summit is evidence of the important partnership we share with local law enforcement in our commitment to public safety", said Attorney General Van Hollen.
Law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin were in attendance for the summit.