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K-9 Officer Ryan Kowalczyk started his law enforcement career with the Peru Police Department in September of 2010.

In November of 2017 he was appointed to the position of K-9 Officer, paired with his partner, K-9 Saxon. K-9 Officer Kowalczyk is also a member of the Peru Emergency Response Team, which is a specially trained unit, deployed for high-risk search warrants and other call outs requiring specialized tactical response.

K-9 Officer Kowalczyk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Aurora University where he graduated Cum Laude. He was also a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, while enrolled there.

When not serving the City of Peru, K-9 Officer Kowalczyk enjoys playing golf, gardening and trips to Disneyworld with his family.