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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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Peru Police Department is to achieve and maintain the approval, goodwill, and trust of the citizens of Peru and their elected representatives to the city government of Peru.


We, the men and women of the Peru Police Department, esteem these values as a blueprint for everything we do in service to our community.

We value protecting and preserving the Constitutional Rights of the people, and the fair and impartial enforcement of the law.

We value treating all people with courtesy, respect, dignity, and compassion.

We value and nurture the trust we earn through honesty and excellence in service.

We value our employees and their contributions as the strength of the organization in order to build a trusting and enjoyable work environment.

We value the accountability and personal responsibility for the actions of our employees.

We value a police/community partnership as the responsible approach to maintaining social order and controlling crime.


United in a spirit of teamwork, the Peru Police Department will be an open, friendly, and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service, unyielding in purpose and dedicated to live by values reflecting a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public.