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.
January 27, 2014
When we get behind the wheel, we are taking on a responsibility that is rarely unmatched. Driving has become a major part of day to day life for many of us and this responsibility is often taken for granted. Distractions while driving are many and we must all do our part to keep our eyes on the road and "Just Drive."
January 2, 2014
The days of waiting for information is quickly becoming part of our past and in redesigning our website we took this concept into consideration. By adding an RSS Feed to our website, we have helped to bridge the gap between the information we wish to distribute and the community that we serve. We have worked with local news agencies to ensure that our new practices help to make their jobs easier as well and thank them for their cooperation throughout our "beta" test.
November 27, 2013
Driving is an important aspect of many of our lives and often we take for granted the responsibility we have as drivers. Distractions are increasing with the use of mobile smart phones, texting, tweeting, and checking out our new matches on "Tinder." We check our email, view our Facebook wall, and even shop online; all from the palm of our hands. Hands that should be grasping the steering wheel to your thousand pound four-wheeled missile.
October 24, 2013
The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) is a consolidated police agency, the only one in Kansas, and its mission is to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens it serves. It has been accredited by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) since 1991. The RCPD currently has 205 employees, of which 107 are sworn police officers. The agency serves an area covering 614 square miles with a countywide population of nearly 76,000 residents.
October 23, 2013
On October 18, 2013 members of the Riley County Police Department traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to represent the department at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. Members attended 5 days of seminars, panels, and training classes as well as had the opportunity to participate in a law enforcement skills and knowledge competition.
October 3, 2013
"Unfortunately, the world we live in requires us to take steps which will likely provide additional protection from those who may decide to take advantage of us. Preventing theft is sometimes as easy as locking things up and making sure that they are out of view." -Public Information Officer Mat Droge #88.
September 13, 2013
The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the recipient of the first annual RCPD Scholarship Award. Kristina Gee, the daughter of Officer Darla King, was awarded this $500.00 scholarship in August of this year after a selection process conducted throughout the summer. She is currently attending school in Kansas.
September 5, 2013
I'm Officer Matthew Droge #88, Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department and Internationally known as #TwitterCop. Let me introduce you to the new RileyCountyPolice.org. RCPD, it's staff, my co-workers, and I would like to welcome you the new online home for RCPD. A hub of information intended to better communicate information and ideas to the public.
August 12, 2013
The Citizen's Police Academy is a 20-hour course that provides you with an opportunity to learn about the role of the police in making our community a better place to live. The Citizen's Police Academy is open to individuals from our community who are interested in learning more about how our police department operates. During the academy, citizens get an exclusive behind the scenes look at many aspects of the police department. They also learn about the laws and statutes that govern police actions.