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Attorney General's Annual Summit on Public Safety to Focus on School Safety, Bullying and Child Exploitation


Summit for Law Enforcement Held Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to welcome law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin at this year’s Attorney General’s Summit on Public Safety at Chula Vista Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells June 12 and 13. Attendees at this year’s Summit – “Patrolling the Cyber Playground” – will hear from experts in the following areas: school security and emergency preparedness, bullying, and child exploitation. An agenda for this year’s Summit is available here. Attorney General Van Hollen is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00 a.m. Media interested in attending opening remarks should contact Dana Brueck at the above number.


“Protecting children has always been my top priority, and this year’s Summit reflects the many areas in which we can help local law enforcement better address the threats facing young people today,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “From school violence, to bullying online and on the playground, to Internet Crimes Against Children, law enforcement training like this is an important way to help keep our kids safe.”


As part of the two-day program, school security expert Ken Trump will share his insights into best practices and new approaches to school security. Trump will dissect some of the myths, hype, and priority areas for school safety post-Sandy Hook, the human factor in school security, the role of support staff in keeping schools safe and secure, and the impact of social media on school safety. The Summit also will feature anti-bullying expert Dr. Joel Haber, who will discuss the relationship between bullying and cyberbullying. Attendees also will learn about Wisconsin's new anti-bullying laws and the latest trends in child exploitation.