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Peru Municipal Building Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Peru Municipal Building will be closed to foot traffic until further notice. Clerk's Office hours are 9am-1pm Monday through Friday. Utility bill payments can be made by phone, online at www.peru.il.us or placed in the drop box. No processing fees will be applied. We appreciate your cooperation in preparing for the safety of our residents. The City will continue to take steps to keep residents, staff, and visitors healthy, safe and informed.

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