My name is Marlene Carlson and I am a candidate running for the Will County Clerk of the Circuit Court (Will County Circuit Clerk) in the November 8th 2016 election cyclewww.Carlson4CircuitClerk.com. As you may know the Will County Circuit Clerk’s office is closely tied with the Law Enforcement community in so many ways, and our campaign would like to show our appreciation for Local Law Enforcement and Honor those who work hard every day to keep us safe. We will be hosting a series of 3 events throughout October 2016 called The “LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARENESS & APPRECIATION SERIES.” We’ve invited keynote speakers throughout the Will County law enforcement community to discuss the latest trends on the national stage and how that has affected us locally. We will also discuss the latest trends that local law enforcement has been facing on a daily basis. Lastly, we will be discussing the interaction between law enforcement and the everyday citizen under various circumstances, for example, what NOT to do when you get pulled over, as well as other critical police interaction topics. Sometimes the cultural divide is so great in the communities we serve that public may not be aware of their rights when interacting with the police. The duty and intent of the police officer when interacting with the public is not always clear, therefore one doesn’t always know how to properly interact with police to avoid a negative encounter, etc. The information provided in these events may come as a surprise to some folks, or perhaps if you have ever encountered law enforcement on the civilian side you might have learned certain things the hard way. Either way, this will be a great opportunity to bridge the gap in communication between law enforcement and the communities they protect. It would be really great if you could announce these events in the Herald News and/or perhaps attend these events and report on the topics discussed☺ We are attempting to reach out to ALL police departments and law enforcement agencies in Will County to participate, however, this is a pretty daunting task to find everyone’s email and contact.
I am running for Will County Circuit Clerk because I absolutely love Will County and I look forward to being an excellent public servant for the betterment of our citizens and for the folks who use the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Will County. I have lived in Will County for the past 18 year with my Union Ironworker husband and our 2 boys. Please take a look at these events below and call me anytime if you have questions 708-935-2232.
Marlene M. Carlson