October 30, 2017



Drug take-back a success ◊


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan, Kansas.  


The take-back event was a huge success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 167 pounds of medications were collected.


October 28, 2017


Homicide Investigation

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call concerning the discovery of a deceased person in rural southern Riley County.

October 27, 2017

RCPD Investigating Battery ◊ 

October 27, 2017

Released by Hali Rowland


October 16, 2017


 RCPD Investigating Shooting ◊

October 16, 2017

Released by Public Information Officer Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 15, 2017 at approximately 1:36 a.m., the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call from a citizen reporting shots being fired near 519 North Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan.

October 12, 2017

Information skimming devices were recently found on gas pumps at a gas station in Odgen, Kansas. 

The Skimmers were found in the 400 block of Riley Avenue on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. 

Officers received a report of fraudent activity on a citizen's financial card. An officer who responded was able to locate two skimming devices on the pumps. 

You'll want to keep an eye on your bank account if you use your cards to pay for fuel.

September 29, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Riley County Police Department located at 1001 S. Seth Child Rd or the Manhattan Town Center Mall at 100 Manhattan Town Center.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

July 15, 2016

The women and men of the Riley County Police Department recognize and value the right to assemble and demonstrate on behalf of an individual or group’s views, thoughts, and opinions. Peaceful and safe assembly are welcomed in Riley County and RCPD would like to assist organizers as they plan these future events. The following tips and resources will help organizers plan their events in a safe way. For more information on public demonstrations please contact the Riley County Police Department Public Information Officer. 


August 25, 2015

Kayla celebrating her birthday at RCPD.

The Riley County Police Department’s public relations internship position caught my eye as soon as I saw it advertised in the fall of 2014. I didn’t have any knowledge or prior experience with law enforcement but I was curious on how the police department operated overall and the role public relations played in those daily operations.

July 1, 2015

Let us be one of the first to welcome you to Manhattan and/or Riley County! This area is home to approximately 75,000 people and includes Manhattan, Riley, Ogden, Leonardville, and Randolph. It is also home to the Riley County Police Department, a consolidated law enforcement agency that services the entire county and City of Manhattan. Here are a few resources that might be beneficial to you as you make this area your home. We've also included a few ways to be social with the Riley County Police Department.

RCPD 101 

July 1, 2015

Open Carry Prohibited Sign

With changes to the open carry of firearms law in the State of Kansas, the Riley County Police Department offers the following information for those choosing to legally carry a firearm in Riley County.

Open Carry