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CHILTON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Calumet County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Senator Joe Leibham.
Topics discussed at the roundtable included elimination of the preliminary hearing, video conferencing, OWI issues, an update on the DNA backlog and a discussion of the outstanding samples that need to be collected, and the need for more reimbursement of training and standards costs.
"I would like to extend a thank you to Senator Leibham 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 Calumet County," Van Hollen said. "Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level."
"I appreciate that Attorney General Van Hollen visited with us today in Calumet County and took the time to listen and to dialog with our area law enforcement personnel and public leaders," Senator Leibham said. "Public safety and the proper enforcement of our laws are two key issues in Calumet County and it is helpful when the state's top law enforcement officer is out actively listening to and assisting those in the field."
"I thank Senator Leibham for attending and helping to put together this roundtable," said Van Hollen. "These discussions help us in state government do a better job."