Our mission drives what we do in our service to you. The Riley County Police Department is an evidence-based policing agency that practices community engagement to earn and maintain the trust of our community. Our policy standards and accreditation status demonstrate a clear commitment to procedural justice, ethical policing, community trust, transparency in service, fairness in processes, and consistency in what citizens should expect from a law enforcement agency.
The Riley County Police Department strives to be a premier Kansas Law Enforcement agency by using strategy, innovation, and accountability to collaborate with community partners in solving community harms through the most cost effective manner possible. While the community’s safety and security is the responsibility of all citizens, the police are the only members who are paid to give it their full time and attention. The prevention and reduction of crime and disorder represents the value that the RCPD delivers to the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County.
Why we do what we do.
RCPD is committed to be both effective in accomplishing its mission and procedurally just in its treatment of all citizens. To ensure continued support of the community, the RCPD strives to be viewed as a legitimate authority. If we are to truly serve our community and treat each citizen in a procedurally just manner, we must first serve each other and ensure every member of the RCPD is treated in an organizationally just manner. As a department, we model service by fostering a caring and supportive culture for our employees so that they are prepared to serve the community in the same manner.
WHO WE ARE:
- Who polices the police in Riley County?
- Do Riley County officers have the opportunity go to counseling?
- What steps are being taken to recruit and retain more Black and Hispanic police officers?
- Director Butler's Philosophy on Policing
- Director Butler's Open Letter on Bias
- Our Core Values
- Accredited since 1991
- Police Training Officer Program
- Fair and Impartial Policing
- Do Riley County officers go through de-escalation training, and how often?
- How many hours of “stress training” do Riley County officers go through?
- How long do police recruits ride along with a veteran officer before they are sent out on their own?
- When an investigation is complete, how does a person get a copy of the police report?
- Is the report available to the person immediately once the report is completed and filed?
- Are there any outreach programs for police to connect with the citizens?
- Does the Riley County police have plans for a community town hall?
- Are there events where Riley County officers and civilians can meet each other?
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: POLICY AND ACCOUNTABILITY