Detectives at Riley County Police Department are charged with duties ranging from interviewing witnesses and suspects, conducting background investigations, and managing caseload. The Detectives often participate in special investigations and have the opportunity to become part of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Detectives facilitate the day-to-day operations of the Riley County Repeat Offender Program (ROP) and attended specialized training when appropriate.

To qualify for this assignment officers must have been employed by Riley County Police Department for a minimum of 2 years and pass a short selection process. This position requires a high level of problem-solving ability, self-initiative, and the ability and willingness to work a majority of time without constant direct supervision. Future detectives are interviewed internally for this position and if selected are transferred to the Investigations Division.