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Road Closure Notice-Wenzel Road

     24th Street/Wenzel Road will be closed for a few months to accommodate construction improvements. The road will be closed from Chartres Street in La Salle to the east of Faith Church in Peru, where Wenzel Road becomes a three-lane road. Faith Church, 800 Wenzel Road, will remain open to traffic. The exact length of time the street will remain closed will be weather dependent during construction.

Sergeant Arthur Smith started his law enforcement career in 2002 as a patrol officer with the Peru Police Department. In 2007, he was assigned to the Crime Reduction Team until 2008 when he became part of the Peru Police Department K-9 Unit. He worked proactively and ambitiously with his K-9 partners, assisting with numerous felony drug seizures. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and became the K-9 unit supervisor.

He is the operations team leader and member of the Peru Emergency Response Team (PERT). He is a certified firearms instructor and certified field training officer for the department.

Sergeant Smith holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Illinois Valley Community College and has over 1000 hours of continuing law enforcement training/education hours during his career.

Sergeant Smith loves spending time with his wife, four children, and retired police K-9. He enjoys taking trips to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and other outdoor activities, such as riding ATVs, rock climbing and fishing.