Division: 
Jail Division
Position: 
Captain
Phone: 
(785) 537-2112 x2210
Email: 
hnelson@rileycountypolice.org

Riley County Police Department Captain Hank Nelson has served the community of Riley County and Manhattan since January 1988. He has served as a Captain at the department since December 2007. Through Nelson’s service at RCPD he has been assigned to Patrol, Investigations (Narcotics), Training, Accreditation Manager, Internal Affairs and Commander of the Riley County Jail. He has also held many assignments as a sergeant and lieutenant throughout the department during his employment. Prior to working at RCPD, Nelson was a graduate of Hastings College with a degree in Psychology. He is married and has two children, which he enjoys spending time with. Nelson values his experience at Riley County Police Department stating that he has been able to work with some of the “finest people I know.”