September 10, 2020

Join the Riley County Police Department for free food and a virtual meet-and-greet at National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6th. You can drive through the Riley County Fair Grounds to pick up free hamburger and hotdog meals and view emergency service units all while staying in your vehicle. Meals will be handed out by RCPD employees in personal protective gear. After receiving your free food, you can drive through to Hulburt Arena to see displayed emergency response vehicles.


“We are committed to showing our community we are here for you while still maintaining safe social distancing guidelines and best practices from public health experts,” Assistant Director Kurt Moldrup said. “National Night Out allows us to come together with all of our neighbors to build on the already positive relationship we have with the people of Riley County.”


There will be a Facebook LIVE meet-and-greet with specialty team members and other first responders starting at 7 p.m. You do not need a Facebook account to view the stream, just go to  


Community members without vehicles are also encouraged to come to the Fairgrounds for free food between 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. There will be a second walking/biking lane with spaces marked to ensure we can enjoy social outreach that maintains physical distance.


Details and Order of Events:

Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Riley County Fair Grounds - Hulburt Arena

4 PM: 1-mile ceremonial Law Enforcement Torch Run for RCPD & Special Olympics KS Athletes

5:00 PM: Staggered community Light the Way 5k benefiting Special Olympics KS

5:30 PM-7 PM: Free meals to-go cooked by RCPD BBQ Team & drive-through display of Emergency Vehicles

7 PM: Facebook LIVE meet-and-greet with RCPD, Riley County EMS, and the Manhattan Fire Department