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*Daytime Plank Road Closure*

Plank Road from just south of Frontage Road to just north of Luther drive will be closed for daytime construction beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. Following the daytime closure, southbound Plank Road will be closed at Veterans Park; northbound Plank Road will remain open. We encourage those traveling in the area to use Route 251 to access the north business district and Route 80, until further notice.

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

Fast Stats:

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

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
  • Commander
  • Sergeant
  • Officers and Detectives