The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

March 6, 2018

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, the Riley County Police Department will establish and maintain an Operations Center at the Manhattan City Park Pavilion for the annual Fake Patty’s Day celebration.

The Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department will host periodic news briefings throughout the day to update the public and members of the media on crime occurring during the event.

March 4, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Riley County Police Department was called to Tuttle Creek Lake for the report of an apparent drowning.

February 9, 2018



    ◊ RCPD Director Retiring ◊

Released by Hali Rowland

January 8, 2018


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  The Riley County Police Department officer who was injured when responding to a domestic disturbance has been treated and released from the hospital.

January 5, 2018


Released by Hali Rowland


December 20, 2017

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department has concluded its investigation into a battery report involving members of the Manhattan High School football team. 

The case will be submitted to the County Attorney’s Office for a determination on charges.

In addition to the original battery offense, a supplemental report has been completed for endangering a child and contribute to a child’s misconduct.

December 12, 2017



Composite released in KS College Rapist Case ◊


December 12, 2017

Released by: Hali Rowland

July 27, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN.- In March of 2009, then Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced that multiple incidents of rape committed over the course of eight years in both Manhattan and Lawrence appeared to be connected. These incidents began in October of 2000 and ended in December of 2008, involved the victimization of women in Manhattan and Lawrence, and all of them were students at either Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.

July 18, 2017


The Riley County Police Department welcomes Hali Rowland as the new Public Information Officer. Hali comes to RCPD from KWCH 12 in Wichita, Kansas, where she spent 4 years as a producer and assignment editor. Hali previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Wichita State University.

The department extends its thanks to Ofc. Robinson for his work in the role of Public Information Officer over the previous 8 months.

July 6, 2017


The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS will be participating in a training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during high stress and dynamic emergency responses.