BCA was hired by the City of Peru in 2017 to start the task of programming the needs of a new police station for the city. BCA and our consultants; MWL, IMEG and Chamlin teamed up to program and ultimately design a new 32,000 sf municipal police headquarters. The City of Peru paired with Design Builder Leopardo Companies in late 2019 to complete the already established design team. The first bid packages were released in April 2020 with the last released in July 2020. Construction is well underway with foundations in place and masonry walls being constructed. The new police station will replace Peru’s existing building which was formerly a 1960’s car dealership that was retrofitted to house the Peru PD for many years. Lack of space and compromises on safety are only two of the factors that contributed to Peru’s desire to construct a new police headquarters. The new site features public parking areas and a secure parking lot for building staff. The new building includes a secure sally port and arrestee areas, interview rooms, patrol, detective and administration offices and work areas. The public visitors are greeted at the records counter and have access to the large community room that also serves as a training room and EOC room if the need arises. The building also includes evidence storage, lab and processing areas, staff break room, locker rooms, a fitness room and a patrol car garage.