Peru, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Peru is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.12 square miles (23.62 sq. km). The City of Peru had a population of approximately 10,295 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Peru, Illinois is Scott J. Harl. Scott J. Harl can be contacted at (815) 223-1148 and by email at

Scott J. Harl, Mayor
Peru City Mayor’s Office
City of Peru
Peru City Hall
1901 4th Street
Peru, Illinois 61354
Phone: (815) 223-1148
Fax: (815) 223-9381

Peru City Mayor

Peru, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Peru: 76.8; U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Peru: 127.2; U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Peru, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Peru is 37% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.46 daily crimes that occur in Peru.
  • Peru is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Peru you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Peru has decreased by 6%.

Peru, Illinois Police Station Information

Peru Police Department

The Peru Police Department has 21 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 9,835 people.

Douglas P. Bernabei, Chief of Police
Peru Police Department
1503 Fourth Street
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: (815) 223-2151
Fax: (815) 223-2267

Peru Police

Peru, Illinois City or County Jail Information

The City of Peru is located in LaSalle County. Therefore, we listed the county jail and inmate visitation information for LaSalle County.

LaSalle County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

LaSalle County Jail
707 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-8383
Fax: (815) 434-0554

LaSalle County Jail Visitations Hours:

Video Visitation:
Saturday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

LaSalle County Jail

Police Records Request in Peru, Illinois

Police records can be obtained from the Records Department of the Peru Police Department during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable Police FOIA Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Peru FOIA Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Michelle Wagner, FOIA Officer
Peru Police Department – Records Department
1503 4th Street
Peru, IL 61354
Fax: (815) 223-2267

Peru Police FOIA Request

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