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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.

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