The City of Peru, Indiana

Circus Capital of the World

Department Information

The Peru Police Department is located in Peru, Indiana.  Located in Miami County, Peru is the county seat.  

The PPD serves a 5.181 square mile area of 11,155 citizens (2013 census).

The Peru Police Department, which began in 1912, is made up of 29 Officers, two clerical members and two K9 Units.

Our Department is comprised of:

  • Chief of Police
  • Assistant Chief of Police
  • Captain of Patrol and Training
  • Captain of the Detective Division
  • Four Lieutenants
  • Three Sergeants
  • 19 Patrol Officers

All of our Police Officers are full-time sworn Officers. They have graduated the 15-week Basic Academy Training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana. Our Officers must also complete in intense 14-week Field Training Officer Program.  

Our Police Department has the following specialty areas:

  • Three Officer Detective Division
  • Two K9 Handlers
  • Bike Patrol

Each year our Department handles over 17,000 calls for service. Our Officers are highly-trained and motivated to keeping our city a safe place to live and visit.

Peru Police 1912 

Peru Police Department, 1912

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City Hall
35 S Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
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