Division: 
Jail Division
Position: 
Corrections Captain
Phone: 
(785) 537-2112 x2366
Email: 
dwoods@rileycountypolice.org

Derek Woods has served the Riley County Police Department and the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County since November 21, 1999. In June of 2018, Derek was asked to serve as the Interim Corrections Captain where he remained until his promotion in September of 2020 as Captain of the Riley County Jail. 

Derek began his career with the Riley County Police Department as a corrections officer and is one of the few remaining officers that worked in the original Riley County Jail located at 600 Colorado Street. In 2006 Derek was promoted to the rank of Corrections Sergeant and in 2009 was promoted to the newly created rank of Corrections Lieutenant. He has served on various volunteer committees such as the Policy Review Committee as well as multiple hiring boards.

In 2006, Derek was selected by his peers as the Corrections Officer of the Year, and in 2013 and 2019 he was nominated for Supervisor of the Year. He is a graduate of two command level schools sponsored by the American Jail Association (AJA).  Derek is married with three children and is the son of Russ and Lynette Woods. Lynette retired from the Riley County Police Department as a Records Supervisor 2008.