Patrol Division
Patrol Captain
(785) 537-2112 x2379
Captain Greg Steere has served the Riley County Police Department and the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County since May 14th, 2000 when he was hired as Corrections Officer. Captain Steere is a graduate of Kansas State University where he holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. On Nov. 17, 2020, he was effectively promoted to the rank of Captain where he will serve as Commander of the Patrol Division.
He is a graduate of Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course where he made the Dean’s List and received the William Walsh Director’s Award as the highest academic graduate. Captain Steere is also a graduate of the Certified Public Manager, Law Enforcement Leadership Academy.
While Captain Steere began his career as a Corrections Officer, he found his passion as a Police Officer and was hired as such in March 2001 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. With his background in education, Steere quickly became involved in the training of new officers and was selected to become a certified instructor in Problem Based Learning. He then partnered with two other employees, one of which was newly promoted Lt. Hajek, to implement the new PTO recruit training program.
Captain Steere is also a certified instructor for Reality Based Training and has been a guest Instructor for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Patrol Division. During this time, Captain Steere was responsible for implementing the department’s Taser program and became the Department’s primary Less Lethal instructor.
In December 2011, Captain Steere was promoted to the rank Lieutenant and since that time has served in the Training Section, the Criminal Intelligence Unit and the Patrol Division. Steere will serve as the Patrol Division Commander with this promotion to the rank of Captain, taking over the reins for retiring Captain Richard Fink.
Captain Steere has served the Department in several capacities throughout his career. He served 15 years on the Department’s Emergency Response Unit Tactical Team and was the Team Leader for seven of those years. He is a Master Taser instructor, Fair and Impartial Policing instructor, a FLETC certified Active Violence instructor and the list goes on and on.
Captain Steere has received numerous awards and commendations during his career including the Life Saving Award in 2001 and the Commendation Award in 2005. He was named as the Supervisor of the Year in 2014 and in 2016, he and other team members received the State Commendation Award from the KACP for the Tactical Team’s safe resolution to two significant barricade incidents.