December 1, 2014

Winter break and holiday vacation season is upon us and that means vacant or unoccupied homes in our community. The Riley County Police Department would like to remind the community of a few tips to help reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime while away from your home over the next month.

June 16, 2014

The Riley County Police Department employs several certified car seat education and installation technicians and routinely conducts car seat check lanes in the Manhattan and Riley County area. These check lanes are located at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters every Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and by utilizing this free service you can learn firsthand how to properly install a child restraint in your vehicle. These check lanes are made possible because of the collaboration of RCPD, RCEMS and Riley County Child Resource Center as well as the Manhattan Fire Department. 

June 4, 2014

Though not often, on occasion the Riley County Police Department is made aware of counterfeit bills being used in the Manhattan and Riley County area. In an attempt to prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud, with the help of the United States Secret Service, RCPD would like to offer the following tips.

May 27, 2014

An open letter to the residents of Manhattan and Riley County from Officer Mat Droge (the orginal #TwitterCop) of the Riley County Police Department:

Dear Community Members, 

You could be helping thieves burglarize your home and not even realize it.

May 2, 2014

Abbie Boyda

The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the recipient of the second annual RCPD Scholarship Award. Abbie Boyda, the daughter of Lt. Steve Boyda and Dispatch Supervisor Kim Boyda as well as Brian and Jennifer Keller, was awarded this $500.00 scholarship in April of this year after a selection process conducted throughout the months prior. She is currently attending school in Nebraska for X-Ray and CT Radiography as well as Imaging Informatics. She plans to graduate from this higher education in August of 2015.

April 7, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C003000 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,368,649 

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company, Inc.


April 2, 2014

In short, scams are designed to gain trust and they prey upon this trust, taking advantage of community members. The Manhattan and Riley County area is fortunate that these cases are not at an epidemic level, however every once in a while the Riley County Police Department is made aware of a potential scam or two. Some of these scams have even created loss or identity theft and can often times be tough for law enforcement to solve. 

March 31, 2014

As part of the #FIRECOP social media event, I was able to spend the day with members of the Manhattan Fire Department. First and foremost, I want to personally and on behalf of the Riley County Police Department thank MFD for their assistance and willingness to take part in an event that hadn’t been done before. I was truly impressed by the things I learned and observed first hand. The following serves as a debrief of my experience and is supplemented with a video showing pieces of my training with them.

February 18, 2014

On February 16, 2014, the Riley County Police Department held its annual Awards Banquet. This banquet honored several members of the department for their hard work and dedication to our community. Along with "Of the Year" awards, several employees received core value awards which mirror the department's core values as well as letters and certificates of appreciation. Also honored at the event were officers who had received awards throughout the 2013 year.