City of Peru, Illinois  61354

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Police Department

chiefbDoug Bernabei
Police Chief

Office: 1503 Fourth Street Peru, IL 61354
Phone: (815) 223-2151
Fax: (815) 223-2267


Douglas P. Bernabei, Chief of Police

Police Chief Bio

folder Police Department Annual Reports


The Peru Police Department is committed to keeping the City of Peru among the safest communities without losing its charm and friendliness.  Our approach is highly pro-active and integrative with the community.  We are a full service agency that defines the highest levels of service and excellence.  I hope that you find this web portal useful and thank you for visiting. I welcome your comments and suggestions. In the coming days and months this web portal will expand to include all elements of our agency.The Peru Police Department is dedicated to:

  • the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property;
  • the preservation of peace, order and safety;
  • the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and,
  • the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees

The members of the Peru Police Department are committed to achieving the highest possible quality of life for the community, of which we are an integral part, and are resolved to providing the highest levels of protection and service through community partnerships based on honesty, trust, fairness, compassion, respect, cooperation and shared vision. I realize that people are the key factor in both the quality of a community and in the effectiveness of an organization. Therefore, I pledge to recruit, train, educate, compensate, develop, and lead the people of the Peru Police Department in a way that promotes honesty, trust, integrity, courage, flexibility, creativity, dedication, and teamwork.


Chief Douglas P. Bernabei

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