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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: 9,896

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

  • Foot, car, and bike patrols.
  • 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
  • Lieutenant
  • Commander
  • Sergeant
  • Officers and Detectives