Riley County Police Department

Welcome to the Riley County Police Department's "About Us" page. In this section, you will find information related to:

Director's Welcome

The question that begs…“What’s important in a police department?”


In the 1855 act which created Riley County, the Territorial Legislature authorized the territorial governor to appoint a sheriff to serve until an election could be held. Governor Reeder appointed Seth L. Child in the spring of 1855 as the first Riley County Sheriff. His jurisdiction ran from the...

RCPD's Mission & Values

"To reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve."  The Riley County Police Department holds their employees to a high standard of service to the community and prides themselves on living and working by the following values. Integrity - Adherence to moral and ethical...

Law Board

The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) was formed in 1974 upon the passage of enabling legislation by the State of Kansas. The Riley County Sheriff’s Office, the Manhattan Police Department, and the Ogden Police Department were abolished and replaced by RCPD. As part of the move to consolidate...

Accreditation (CALEA)

The 1st Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency in Kansas

Community Advisory Board

The Riley County Police Department serves to ensure the security of persons and property and to maintain public order and safety, always guided by the highest principles of professional police practices. As a group of citizen's representative of Riley County's diverse population, the Community...

Fallen Heroes

This page is dedicated to those officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in Riley County. The men and women of the Riley County Police Department salute their outstanding bravery and service to the citizens of Riley County and the State of Kansas. If you visit the National Law Enforcement Memorial ...

Command Staff and Divisions

The Riley County Police Department is authorized approximately 205 full-time employees, 107 sworn officers and 98 civilian employees.  Each division is overseen by a Commander and facilitates the day to day operations of the Riley County Police Department.  

RCPD Employees in the News

The Riley County Police Department is proud to display the following news stories regarding our employees. These stories have been pulled from local, regional, and/or national news agencies and showcase the dedication of our employees to their career and their community. The following stories are...