Leopardo Completes 33,800-SF New Police Department for Peru, Illinois

Leopardo recently completed construction of a 33,800-square-foot new police station for Peru, Illinois. Developed on a six-acre site with the adjacent roadways removed from the acreage, the new built-to-suit facility features training and conference rooms, staff offices, a break room and cafe, as well as a fitness center and locker rooms. It also houses an evidence room and processing laboratory, a holding and booking space, armory and equipment rooms, as well as an attached sally port and covered parking garage. The new 14-stall garage includes additional storage, lockup space and a vehicle wash bay, along with a separate drive through the sallyport with additional storage, laundry and support spaces.

Working closely with the City of Peru, Leopardo developed a project-specific safety plan to address the unique safety needs and challenges presented by building during the pandemic.

“The safety of our employees, the Peru Police Department staff and the surrounding community were of the utmost importance throughout construction,” said Leopardo Senior Vice President Leigh McMillen. “With our combined efforts, we were able to deliver the highest quality work and maintain a safe working environment.”

Leopardo collaborated with the City of Peru, BCA Architects and McClaren, Wilson + Lawrie to complete the project.