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 24, 2013

The Riley County Police Department recently took part in an international convention for law enforcement hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). This conference held from October 19th to the 23rd was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had attendance from around the globe. This conference offered workshops, class sessions, panels and other learning opportunities for the department’s representatives.

October 23, 2013

Officer Droge pictured with grand prizes and competition trophy

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 18, 2013

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 18, 2013 the Riley County Police Department was contacted by the Utah Highway Patrol in reference to a single vehicle fatality accident involving a maroon in color Pontiac Montana van.  The fatality accident reportedly occurred on Interstate Highway 70 approximately forty-seven miles west of Green River, Utah.  Utah Highway Patrol was able to positively identify the deceased driver and sole occupant of the Pontiac Montana van as missing Manhattan resident David Welch. 

October 18, 2013

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 18, 2013 at approximately 3:13am officers responded to the 700 block of Northfield Road for a report of a major damage injury accident.  Upon arrival officers located 19 year old Brett Mock of 2704 Maise Circle Manhattan, Kansas injured as a result of the accident.  Mock was transported to Mercy Regional Hospital.  At 4:09am Mock was pronounced deceased. 


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.

October 2, 2013

On October 1, 2013, regarding the investigation into a missing person, David Welch, the Riley County Police Department conducted a search of areas both in and outside of their jurisdiction. Twenty (20) law enforcement personnel, including several members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks spent yesterday conducting searches of areas that would be accessible to Welch. These searches did not turn up any evidence that would suggest the location of this missing person.