the Peoria Police Department
Peoria Police Department polices the second largest city in the State of Illinois. The
city has a population of 112,000. The Peoria Police Department has 246 sworn
personnel assigned to patrol duties and three separate units within their Criminal and Special Investigations Division. The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for identifying and apprehending
criminal offenders, and for preparing criminal cases for prosecution. These cases may involve robbery, theft, rape, murder,
fraud, drugs, arson and other serious crimes. Investigators work closely with victims, respecting their right to equal justice
under the law.
Juvenile Unit is committed to the development and implementation of programs to prevent and control delinquency and criminal
behavior among youths. In addition to coordinating and preparing court cases for youthful offenders, the Juvenile Unit acts
as a liaison to local schools.
Computer Crimes Unit was initiated in 1999 as there was a growing need for work in this area as the exploitation of children
and computer frauds were becoming evident. Detectives were trained extensively in the specialized unit in the area of computer
forensics. Special equipment and software was purchased via grant and City funding to help identify and preserve evidence
- "fruits of the crime". The Computer Crimes Unit works in partnership with Federal, State, and local agencies to combat child
pornography, internet frauds, and other related matters.