November 19, 2018

Dennis Butler, the current Chief of the Ottawa Police Department, has been selected as the next Director of the Riley County Police Department. Butler was selected after an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board in coordination with McGrath Human Resources Group. 

September 18, 2018

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at approximately 12:55 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a call regarding an injury accident in the 2700 block of Moehlman Rd.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash had occurred involving a member of the Riley County Police Department.

The bicyclist, Director Brad Schoen, was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Any further information should be requested through their agency.

May 31, 2018

  Battery on Linear Trail

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  On May 31, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to the report of a battery on Linear Trail near Richards Drive. Preliminary information gathered by investigators suggests there was one male attacker who battered a lone female runner. 

April 20, 2018

 DUI Saturation Patrol ◊

Released by Hali Rowland


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI and impaired driving saturation patrol.  Officers involved in the saturation patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.  Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug related impairment will be evaluated.  Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.               

March 23, 2018

Additional officers will be present in Aggieville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to accomodate anticipated celebratory crowds when the Kansas State Wildcats play in the Elite 8 round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. 

Access to Aggieville and the surrounding Triangle Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at Noon on Saturday. Road closures include: Manhattan Ave. from Anderson to Moro, Moro from Manhattan Ave. to 11th St. and 12st St. from the North alley on Moro to the South alley on Moro. 

March 7, 2018


Aggravated Robbery

March 7, 2018

Released by Sgt. Brad Ingalls

December 30, 2017

New Year’s Eve Celebration


Released by Lt. Greg Steere

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Attendees of the Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration Sunday evening will see an increased police presence due to the high number of people expected at the event. 

November 6, 2017


No Charges in Racist Graffiti Case ◊ 

November 6, 2017

Released by Hali Rowland


November 1, 2017


RCPD & FBI investigating racist graffiti ◊

November 2, 2017

Released by Hali Rowland

October 31, 2017


◊ Businesses burglarized ◊

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 29, 2017 the Riley County Police Department received reports of burglaries that had occurred at four local businesses.