May 30, 2014

RCPD Torch Run Participants from 2013

June 5, 2014 marks the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas and approximately 15 members of the Riley County Police Department are participating.

At approximately 10:00 AM officers and employees with the Riley County Police Department will embark on a run of more than 11 miles across Manhattan and Riley County. The run will begin at the Pottawatomie County/Riley County line in east Manhattan near Sherwin Williams and will end at the Ogden Gates of Fort Riley.

May 28, 2014

Lt. Stopper and Ofc. Blake recognized for apprehending fleeing felon

On Wednesday May 28, 2014, members of the Riley County Police Department met with members of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Junction City Police Department in order to formally give thanks to two area police officers.

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 19, 2014

At approximately 3:12 PM on Sunday May 18, 2014, the Riley County Police Department received an emergent call stating that a small fishing boat in the Tuttle Cove Park area of Tuttle Creek had capsized. Once on scene, police found that the boat, approximately 14 feet in length, was carrying 3 passengers, who were not wearing personal floatation vests, at the time of its sinking. All three passengers were placed into the 59 degree water in an area where the depth is estimated to be 26 feet.

May 19, 2014

The Riley County Police Department had the second of a series of five DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of May 16, 2014 into the early morning hours of May 17, 2014.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped twenty-four (24) motorists.  Of these, eight (8) were evaluated for DUI.  One of those evaluated was arrested for DUI.  Another motorist was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant.

May 16, 2014

On Thursday May 15, 2014, several members of the Riley County Police Department attended the annual Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police awards banquet in Topeka, Kansas. In total approximately 15 awards were given to employees of the Riley County Police Department to honor their dedication to public service in times of high stress. The following officers, detectives, and dispatcher were honored.

The Bronze Award (Operation ADABAG)

May 12, 2014

On Friday May 16, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol.  Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.  Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.

May 12, 2014

The Riley County Police Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas State University Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the early morning hours of May 11, 2014 in the 300 Block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan KS.  The checkpoint was designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roadway.

May 7, 2014

Officials with the Riley County Police Department have announced a testing phase that will bring new technology to Riley County. Several officers will begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a trial phase of on-officer camera use with the department selecting the TASER International brand AXON Flex On-Officer camera for field testing.

May 7, 2014

The Riley County Police Department has been made aware of a scam involving a fraudulent caller and voicemail account encouraging community members to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. According to reports the caller states that he is “Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department’s Warrants Division” and informs potential victims that they have either missed jury duty or are required to pay a fine of some kind. The caller stresses that failure to comply will result in an arrest.