The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

Peru Police Department hiring for 2020

The Peru Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time police officers.  Eligible candidates must be in good physical condition, have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or GED Certificate, and be at least 21 years of age, but less than 36 years of age at the time of the hire date.  Candidates cannot have any felony convictions and/or cannot have a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence under (18 USC 922 (g)).

Interested parties may pick up an application at the front desk of the Peru Police Department, 35 South Broadway, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Applications are also available online at  Application deadline is April 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.  Applications will not be sent to you.

The Peru Police Department will be having both the physical and written portion on April 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., at the Peru Fire Department (85 West Canal Street, Peru, Indiana 46970).  Please wear athletic attire on April 25, 2020.

Benefits of becoming a Peru Police Officer:

  1. Starting Salary $41,101.41
  2. Health Insurance after 90 days
  3. 2 weeks Paid Vacation, after first year of service
  4. $1,000.00 clothing allowance every year, after first year of service
  5. Longevity pay
  6. Take home car, if you live in Miami County
  7. Retire Plan through the Public Employees Retirement Fund

For more information or any questions, please contact Lieutenant James J. Ulery, Pension Board Secretary, at

Lieutenant James J. Ulery #100

Pension Board Secretary