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Peru Police Chief, Chief Robert Pyszka, Announces Retirement


Chief of Police for the Peru Police Department announces his retirement and current Deputy Chief, Sarah Raymond, will be sworn in as Chief on November 21, 2022. Chief Pyszka said he doesn’t brag about his accomplishments over the last 32 years and wants his fellow officers to receive the recognition they deserve. Deputy Chief Sarah Raymond will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the Peru Police Department at the Peru Council meeting on November 21, 2022.

Chief Robert Pyszka said in a Press Release “Let me begin by saying that this is probably the hardest thing I have had to do in my career. I love not just being the Chief of Police but a police officer for the City of Peru for the past 32 plus years however there comes a time to let go and allow someone else to achieve their goals they set for themselves and allow a new officer to start their career in law enforcement. It has been a pleasure serving the citizens of Peru however, my final day as the Chief of Police and a Peru Police Officer will be November 26, 2022”.

“I want to thank retired Chief Don Clausen for giving a twenty-one-year-old kid a chance at fulling his dream of becoming a police officer. I would also like to thank all my prior command staff and fellow officers for giving me the tools to be a great officer.
Thank you, Mayor Kolowski, for appointing me to be the Chief of Police for the greatest police department in the Il Valley and allowing me to fulfill my final career goal. I also want to thank the current councilmen for approving my appointment.”

Chief Pyszka said to current Peru Police Officers, “I would like to thank you as well and want you to keep doing what you are doing as you are simply the best officers in the area. Please always remember what I have tried to instill in you over the last year “treat people as you would want to be treated and always treat them as an equal”. I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you, thank you and be safe out there!”.

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