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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.

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

Email: chiefbernabei@perupolice.org
Douglas P. Bernabei, Chief of Police

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