Candlewick Lake currently has 17 or 18 public safety officers, including those who work at the three entrance gates. During the summer that number will swell by another five to 10 officers when the lake patrol begins.
Martin, 31, has 13 years’ experience in security work and recently received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westwood College in Woodridge.
was raised in Chicago, relocated to Freeport, then Rockford, then back to the Chicago area. His mother still resides in Rockford.
When he learned about the opening in Candlewick Lake, Martin said he was working security at a nuclear power plant in Romeoville
public safety officers don’t carry firearms. It’s the same as the Marquette patrol in that officers don’t have arrest powers; here they do hand out citations to those who violate traffic laws.
Candlewick public safety officers rely on sheriff’s deputies to make arrests and