The Peru Police Department is the largest Municipal law enforcement agency in the immediate Illinois Valley area and the second largest in northcentral, Illinois.
About the City of Peru
Peru Nighttime Population: 10,300
Peru daytime population draw: Retail, commercial and industrial hub serving population base of approximately 150,000
Peru Physical Size: total area of 9.068 square miles of which 8.96 square miles (or 98.81%) is land and 0.108 square miles (or 1.19%) is water
Population of LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam Counties: 150,000/ Illinois State Population: 12.74 million
About the Department
Sworn Officers – 24
Civilian Employees -13
Over 30,000 calls for service and officer initiated activities annually
85 calls for service a day
3.5 Per hour every hour of every day
Primary Duties of the Department
- Foot, car, and bike patrols.
- Home to 9-1-1 Communication Center answers all calls for police, fire, and medical emergencies in the city.
- Traffic Enforcement.
- Parking Enforcement.
- K9 Unit.
Sworn Officer Rank Structure
Policing involves a chain-of-command, with sworn officers of higher rank giving direction to those working under them as follows
- Chief of Police
- Deputy Chief
- Officers and Detectives