Douglas P. Bernabei

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University: 1982, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Northwestern University: 2003, School of Police Staff and Command Class SPSC 181
  • Over 2000 hours of Continuing Education in Law Enforcement 1981-Present

Employment History:

  • 2006-present: Chief of Police, City of Peru, Illinois
  • 2014-present Administrative Services Manager, City of Peru, Illinois
  • 1991 to 2006: Chief of Police, City of Spring Valley, Illinois (State’s Attorney’s “It Takes a Village” award recipient 1997)
  • 1993 to 2009: Adjunct Faculty Member in Criminal Justice, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois
  • 1998 to 2017 Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Mobile Training State of Illinois
  • 1986 to 1991: Patrol Officer/Homicide Detective/Patrol Corporal City of Bradenton, Florida (1989 Police Officer of the year)
  • 1983 to 1986: Patrol Officer, City of Crest Hill, Illinois
  • 1981 to 1983: Patrol Officer, City of Spring Valley, Illinois

Current /Past Board memberships:

  • Director-State Bank of Cherry-Chairman
  • Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch
  • LaSalle County Joint ETSB (911)
  • City of Peru ETSB (911)-Secretary
  • Bureau County ETSB (911) - Chairman/Founding Member
  • Illinois Valley Chiefs of Police Association-Past President
  • Illinois Chiefs of Police Association
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Tri-Dent Drug Task Force Advisory Board and Illinois State Police Drug Task Force Advisory
  • Peru Township Trustee 2010-2017
  • Bureau County Board 2000-2006
  • St. Bede Academy Board of Education Member
  • North Central Behavioral Health Systems Board Member
  • Mc Gruff Board Neighborhood Watch-Founding Member
  • Attorney General Jim Ryan’s Missing and Murdered Children Investigative Protocol Committee