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AG Van Hollen to Host Working Summit on Public Safety


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that he will be hosting a working summit on public safety in Wisconsin Dells in June.  


"Some of the challenging issues facing law enforcement officials today are direct violence against officers and the psychological side effects it is accompanied by," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "At this summit, we will address these issues and identify methods to improve the safety and well being of those sworn to protect us." 


The summit will be an interactive meeting where law enforcement officers in the field will be provided an opportunity to discuss their concerns, thoughts, and ideas with the Attorney General and Department of Justice staff. Topics will include: Four Officers Dead: Ambush in Washington State, Line of Duty Suicide, Violence Against Cops: It's Happening in Wisconsin, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Law Enforcement Reality, Waiting for Justice: The Robert Pfeil, Jr. Homicide Cold Case, and Wisconsin's Heroin Epidemic.  


The Attorney General's Working Summit on Public Safety will be held on Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17.