How do I obtain criminal history information?

Criminal history information may be obtained at the Riley County Police Department Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm (except on holidays). Requests for criminal history may be submitted in person to our Records personnel, mailed, faxed to 785-565-6550 or emailed to Records. For more information on obtaining criminal history from the Riley County Police Department contact the Records Section at (785) 537-2112 ext. 0. 

To begin the process, fill out the request for a copy of records/background check form here.

Background checks completed by the Riley County Police Department only cover Riley County. If someone has lived in other places in the state of Kansas, you may instead want to complete a state-wide check with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) to save time and money. You can find more information on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's website

It is important to note that there are two additional law enforcement agencies that serve the Manhattan/Riley County area and you may request background checks from these agencies as well. They are:

Kansas State University Police Department        Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office

(785) 532-6412                                                                 (785) 457-3353

 The Riley County Police Department software search timeframe will be from 1998-current.

If the record is not requested by law enforcement, a state attorney, or federal agency then you need to direct your request to the KBI.

The cost for an application and background check in Riley County is $10. We accept most forms of payment including cash, check, money order, and credit/debit cards.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-8200
Kansas Bureau of Investigations Website

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