Laurie Soesbe started as the Clinton Police Department’s public service officer in June. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.
What are some of your duties as a public service officer?
We do parking tickets or parking complaints, animal control, and run errands to get whatever they need at the office. We also do traffic control.
Are you enjoying it?
I like it. Actually the other night was the first night I went out and did it by myself and took care of some parking complaints. It was actually kind of fun.
Have you had any exciting moments since you’ve started?
I actually did a ride along with the police one night and that was kind of exciting seeing what they actually do and how they do things.
What are you doing when you’re not working?
I spend as much time with my kids as I can. I don’t want to miss out on them growing up. I try to go out and go for my walks because that’s relaxing.
What is currently playing in your car?
It kind of just depends on what CD my kids have in the car. I’ve been listening to Shawn Mendes and the Neighbourhood. My kids get me hooked on their music.
Tell me a little bit more about your kids?
I’m a single mom of my three girls. My oldest, Abigail, is going to Iowa State University for fashion and design so she is doing her internship in Des Moines. My middle child, Elizabeth, is wanting to hang out with her friends and she’s got her license and a car and she will be a senior at Clinton High School. My youngest, Erin, is into music; she’s in orchestra and plays the viola. I bought her a guitar for Christmas and she taught herself.