November 14, 2019

There will be no Police Activity Report on Friday, November 15th. 

Please contact Captain Josh Kyle for any media inquiries during that time. You can reach Captain Kyle at (785) 565-4172 or by email at

Thank you!

November 13, 2019

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 around 6:50 a.m. officers with the Riley County Police Department and troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol entered and began clearing Lee Elementary after reports of a possible hostage situation.

A little before 1 a.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call into our non-emergency line from a man stating he was inside Lee Elementary School with a hostage.

Officers immediately arrived on scene and set up a perimeter in the 700 block of Lee Street. 

November 8, 2019


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, November 8th, 2019, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls from citizens reporting hearing the sound of gunshots in the 1400 block of Hartman Place in Manhattan.

Officers quickly responded and found one male victim suffering from what appears to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

November 7, 2019

For the past several years, RCPD has worked to not only say we are community oriented but to show it. We have made it a priority to get out into the community and be a part of the events that matter most to you -- because together, we are a stronger, safer community. We run with the Special Olympics to raise money for Kansas athletes with intellectual disabilities. We walk in unity on Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery and celebrating freedom for all in Riley County.

November 2, 2019


We need your help finding Cory Ryan Calkins, 33, of Manhattan. He escaped from custody this morning after being apprehended on probable cause offenses of aggravated burglary, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 1, 2019

Our condolences are with the victim who died in the shooting from last night. We would like to thank all the people we interviewed and came into contact with who were cooperative in assisting with the late-night investigation. Because of the support from the community, our detectives were able to identify, and arrest the suspect in a murder investigation within 12 hours of the crime. 

October 31, 2019

On October 30, 2019 at about 10:45 PM, the RCPD was notified that the Safe School Hotline had received an anonymous call from a person reporting that there was a rumor among Manhattan High School – East Campus students about wearing a safe color to school on the 31st to avoid being shot.  

October 28, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan. 

The take-back event was a success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 173 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications were collected.

October 22, 2019

The Riley County Police Department is proud to have pledged our support of the “Yes, This Room.” public awareness campaign which seeks to raise awareness of sexual assault while combatting the normalization of sexual violence in our society.