OLLI visited the Peoria Police Department in late June.
During the trip, we checked out holding cells, line up rooms and interview rooms. When we headed to the evidence room, Denise, the department's fingerprint expert, explained the painstaking process she uses to match fingerprints.
We explored a museum that highlights equipment, photographs, and evidence collected over the last 80 years.
Our tour also included the adjacent Emergency Communications Center, where we observed and learned how the trained staff handles emergency calls for all of Peoria County law enforcement, fire, and ambulance services.
OLLI thanks Steve Fairbanks and the staff of the Peoria Police Department who helped make our tour a success.