Officers told Johnson drugs are the biggest issue they face.
“I’ve said that the root cause for our unsecure boarders is our insatiable demand for drugs and the drug cartels which also make this nation unsafe,” Johnson said. “So it’s really confirming in my mind we have a huge drug demand problem that we have got to address.”
“I’ve been a police officer for 25 years and a police chief for four years, and I’ve not had a senator ever ask me, ‘What can we do?'” Ault said. “It is refreshing, and I think there needs to be more of a connection.”
“When a problem erupts in a small community, we know about it sooner, we can respond to it quicker, we can, I think, effectively manage and deal with it better because we know the community,” Ault said.
Johnson started the morning with a similar forum in Green Bay before heading to another meeting in Superior Wednesday night.