WPPA Endorses Van Hollen for Attorney General

MADISON – The Wisconsin Professional Police Association announced today its endorsement of J.B. Van Hollen for reelection as the state’s attorney general.

“When J.B. Van Hollen ran for attorney general four years ago, he was the most qualified candidate who pledged to reach out to Wisconsin’s law enforcement community to work together, and to confront tough issues like the backlog of DNA cases at the state crime lab,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “During his first term in office, he has fulfilled those commitments and achieved real results that have helped make Wisconsin a safe place to live, work and raise a family. We are proud to support him again as the state’s leading law enforcement official.”

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The WPPA’s Police Protection Bill Heads to Governor Doyle

Appearing with Rep. Chris Danou (left) and Sen. Jim Sullivan (right), WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer spoke at a press conference on August 20 to support the Police Protection Bill.

he WPPA is pleased to announce that two bills of great importance to its members have been approved by both houses of the legislature and are headed to Governor Doyle’s desk for his signature. The success of both bills was made possible by aggressive lobbying and the willingness of the members to come to testify at legislative committee hearings in Madison and to contact their state legislators.


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