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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to deliver remarks in Milwaukee this morning before The Association of SWAT Personnel – Wisconsin. The Association of SWAT Personnel – Wisconsin, consisting of more than 1,200 members, is meeting for a de-brief of the January 8, 2011, deadly shooting outside of a Tucson supermarket. The shooting killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Attorney General Van Hollen will speak to the group at approximately 11:30 a.m. today at the Italian Community Center, located at 631 East Chicago Street in Milwaukee.
Reflecting on yesterday's incident in Brookfield, Attorney General Van Hollen said, “The victims, their families and the officers affected by Sunday's tragic shooting in Brookfield are in my thoughts and prayers. Tactical officers never fully know what they may encounter when they respond to an incident, but they do so in the interest of protecting others. Yesterday's incident is another unfortunate reminder of the vital role that well-trained SWAT teams have in ensuring public safety.”
The training, designed for all members of emergency services, will include a study of the response, incident and crime scene management, mass casualty/injury response and coordination, and other aspects of the Tucson incident. Instructors include captains from the Pima County (AZ) Sheriff's Department and battalion chiefs from the Northwest Fire/Rescue District, all of whom responded to the Tucson incident. A flyer about the training, which is being funded by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau, was available at the following link: SWAT Personnel Training on Tucson Incident
(*Please note: The training is law enforcement sensitive and therefore closed to media)
Also, tomorrow, Attorney General Van Hollen will speak to law enforcement officers and others gathered for this year's Child Sexual Predators Training Seminar, being held at the Milwaukee Police Regional Training Center, located at 6680 North Teutonia Avenue in Milwaukee. Attorney General Van Hollen will speak at roughly 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23.
The seminar, sponsored by the DOJ's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin, will cover the psychological and behavioral characteristics of Internet sex offenders as well as risk factors, pathology, motivation, recidivism and treatment of child sexual predators.