Peru Police Department

  • Agency: Peru Police Department
  • Address: 35 South Broadway, Peru, 46970 IN
  • Chief: Bill Raber (Chief of police)
Phone: (765) 473-2150
Fax: (765) 473-8673

Peru Police Department is located at 35 South Broadway, Peru, 46970 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Bill Raber. The Peru Police Department phone number is (765) 473-2150.

Peru Police Department News

PERU PD TO CONDUCT “STOP RECKLESS DRIVING” CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE BUS SAFETY While school zone and bus stop patrols are always an area of officers’ focus during the school year, the Peru Police Department has announced that they will be using funding from Operation Pull Over to catch and enforce stop arm violations. These saturation patrols and undercover patrols aim to reduce the frequency of these violations to ensure children make it to and from school safely. Indiana Codes 9-21-12-11 and 9-21-8-522 both make it illegal to pass a school bus with the stop arm extended, fail to stop before reaching a school bus with a stop arm extended, or proceed before the stop arm is no longer extended. Depending on the severity and circumstances of the offense committed, the offense can be charged as either a Class A Infraction (ticket) or a Class B Misdemeanor (arrest). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between the 10-year period of 2006 to 2015, there were 1,313 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes. Of these 1,313 people, 301 (or about 23%) were children under the age of 18 years old.3 The Indiana Department of Education reported that in just one day in 2018, 3082 vehicles passed a school bus with its stop arm extended.4 Peru Community Schools’ Transportation Director Dave Frushour estimates that he receives about five to six complaints from local bus drivers each day regarding vehicles failing to stop for stop arms as required. The Peru Police Department encourages drivers to do their part to stop reckless driving by leaving the house earlier to ensure safe driving speeds, refusing to text and drive, and keeping their eyes and mind focused on the road ahead – especially during high-congestion times such as the start and end of the school day. If you witness any vehicle fail to obey an extended school bus stop arm, call dispatch at 765-473-5522 to report the offense with a vehicle description and location. Any questions or comments can be directed to Peru Police Department’s Traffic Safety Coordinator Keith Smith by emailing or leaving a voicemail at 765-473-2150 x524.

UPDATE: The runaway juvenile has been safely located. We would like to thank the public for your assistance in this matter.

Join us wishing Officer Hagan a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! Tyler is planning on attending the COPS n’ DODGERS Dodgeball tournament THIS SATURDAY at Peru High School. Registration starts at 8am! We look forward to seeing you there!

The Holiday season is officially upon us! That means it’s time for BLANKETS & BEARS 3! We will be accepting both new and gently used blankets and stuffed animals to be distributed to children in need for the holiday season. All donations may be dropped off at the Peru Police Department at 35 S. Broadway. All questions and inquiries may be directed to Officer Lee Mitchell at

It’s November 1st! That means it’s the first day of NO SHAVE NOVEMBER for our officers. For the month of November, you may sponsor an officer (for $20 or more) which permits them to grow a beard for the month of November. Al proceeds will benefit the Christmas for Kids program this year!

The Miami County FOP Lodge 72 would like to invite the public to the Christmas for Kids 2018 BINGO Fundraiser. This event will be held on November 17th, 2018 at the Peru Moose Lodge #249 located at 110 N. Broadway, Peru, Indiana. This event will begin at 5pm (doors open at 4pm). Tickets are $30 and includes your BINGO packet and one drink. Winnings will be cash and prizes! The FOP Auxiliary will be selling food again this year. Tickets may be purchased at the Peru Police Department or the Peru Moose Lodge. The BINGO fundraiser and NO SHAVE NOVEMBER fundraiser are the primary fundraisers to fund our Christmas for Kids program which helps kids in need each holiday season. We hope to see you there!

Please take a minute each day to vote for our K9 program. Thank you.

VOTE FOR PPD K9 PROGRAM The K9 program for the Peru Police Department is eligible for a $5,000 grant. We ask you to please take less than a minute each day up through November 5th to vote for the PPD K9 Program. Just click the link below to get started. Thank you for your continued support of the Peru Police Department.

Have you put your team of 6-10 players together yet? The COPS n’ DODGERS Dodgeball tournament is only 12 days away! Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams as well as trophies for MVP and Best Dressed! Raffle, Concessions & #Tyler96Strong gear also will be a part of what is sure to be a fun day. All proceeds will benefit Officer Tyler Hagan who is battling Germ Cell Cancer.

A little humor to start your weekend. Have a great day Peru.

We are excited to announce that the Peru Police Department Honor Guard will be making their first public appearance at the COPS n’ DODGERS Dodgeball Fundraiser for the Hagan family on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. The unit will be presenting the colors while the Peru High School Swing Choir preforms the National Anthem. Yet another reason to come out for a great time and great cause. Thanks for your support!

Peru PD will once again be participating in NO SHAVE NOVEMBER. Officers will be permitted to grow beards for the month of November for a fee. All money raised will benefit the Miami County FOP Lodge 72 Christmas for Kids program. If you would like to sponsor an officer, you may do so for $20 (or more if you’d like). We will be awarding trophies to our Officers this year for BEST BEARD, WORST BEARD and MOST MONEY RAISED. Support your favorite Officer for a great cause!

Chilly but beautiful morning in the circus city today. Happy Tuesday, Peru!

Registrations are now available for the COPS n’ DODGERS Dodgeball tournament on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. Simply print off the registration below, fill it out and return it with your payment to either Officer Lee Mitchell with Peru PD or Sgt. Zeiser with ISP. All proceeds from the event will benefit Peru Police Officer Tyler Hagan.

CITY SETS TRICK OR TREAT HOURS The City of Peru has set the hours for trick or treating as 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 31st.

This week the Peru Police Department recognized two students at Blair Point School. Cynthia and Riley ran a lemonade stand over the Labor Day weekend to raise money for Officer Tyler Hagan and his family as he battles cancer. Each of the girls were given a framed certificate of appreciation and their classes were given a pizza party to thank the girls for their selfless act. Great job Cynthia and Riley!!

On April 24th, 2018, a community and a county came together to participate in the “Jailbreak” event that would help fund an Honor Guard program for the Peru Police Department. Today, six of our officers graduated from the Goshen Honor Guard Camp for 2018. Thank you to the citizens of Peru and all of Miami County for your support and helping us reach our goals. We now present to you the Inaugural Peru Police Department Honor Guard. We are now at your service... If you would like to book the Honor Guard for an event, please contact Officer Lee Mitchell at or at 473-2152 ext. 514

We know this has been a hot topic for citizens in Peru. As of today, we will no longer be writing tickets to Norfolk Southern for violations of the state law.

PERU SCHOOL BUS STRUCK THIS MORNING At approximately 7:16am, a Peru Community School bus was struck near the intersection of Main and Godfroy. Although the investigation is still in the beginning stages, it appears as though a Peru Schools bus was traveling eastbound and was stopping to pick up students. Another Peru Schools bus was traveling westbound at that same location and was stopping. As the westbound school bus was stopping, or had stopped, it was rear-ended by a Volkswagen. There were no children hurt on the school bus. The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital due to complaints of pain.

“There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends” Today marks the anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on our soil in our nations history. Our first responders ran towards the danger, not away from it. Our nations bravest and finest hero’s sacrificed their health and many sacrificed their lives in efforts to save others. Let us never forget the senseless tragedy that transpired on 9-11. Remember all of the hero’s who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow mankind. Rest In Peace, Hero’s. We will never forget.

Cynthia and Riley are at it again today selling a large variety of Lemonade at 376 W. Main Street. All proceeds are to benefit Officer Hagan and his family. Officer Mitchell stopped by earlier this morning and gifted them with #Tyler96Strong t-shirts, wristbands and decals. This evening, Officers Mooney and Swinford stopped by for a cool treat. Thanks for the awesome work girls!

Happy Labor Day from PPD! Please celebrate responsibly.

If you get a chance today or tomorrow, stop by 376 West Main Street. This young lady is selling lemonade to help Officer Tyler Hagan and his family as he battles cancer. Thank you so much Cynthia ❤️

Great job by Peru High School Art Teacher Mike Applegate.

Mark your calendars for Recovery Month Celebration. September 15th.