March 31, 2014
As part of the #FIRECOP social media event, I was able to spend the day with members of the Manhattan Fire Department. First and foremost, I want to personally and on behalf of the Riley County Police Department thank MFD for their assistance and willingness to take part in an event that hadn’t been done before. I was truly impressed by the things I learned and observed first hand. The following serves as a debrief of my experience and is supplemented with a video showing pieces of my training with them.
February 18, 2014
On February 16, 2014, the Riley County Police Department held its annual Awards Banquet. This banquet honored several members of the department for their hard work and dedication to our community. Along with "Of the Year" awards, several employees received core value awards which mirror the department's core values as well as letters and certificates of appreciation. Also honored at the event were officers who had received awards throughout the 2013 year.
January 27, 2014
When we get behind the wheel, we are taking on a responsibility that is rarely unmatched. Driving has become a major part of day to day life for many of us and this responsibility is often taken for granted. Distractions while driving are many and we must all do our part to keep our eyes on the road and "Just Drive."
January 2, 2014
The days of waiting for information is quickly becoming part of our past and in redesigning our website we took this concept into consideration. By adding an RSS Feed to our website, we have helped to bridge the gap between the information we wish to distribute and the community that we serve. We have worked with local news agencies to ensure that our new practices help to make their jobs easier as well and thank them for their cooperation throughout our "beta" test.
November 27, 2013
Driving is an important aspect of many of our lives and often we take for granted the responsibility we have as drivers. Distractions are increasing with the use of mobile smart phones, texting, tweeting, and checking out our new matches on "Tinder." We check our email, view our Facebook wall, and even shop online; all from the palm of our hands. Hands that should be grasping the steering wheel to your thousand pound four-wheeled missile.
October 24, 2013
The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) is a consolidated police agency, the only one in Kansas, and its mission is to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens it serves. It has been accredited by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) since 1991. The RCPD currently has 205 employees, of which 107 are sworn police officers. The agency serves an area covering 614 square miles with a countywide population of nearly 76,000 residents.
October 23, 2013
On October 18, 2013 members of the Riley County Police Department traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to represent the department at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. Members attended 5 days of seminars, panels, and training classes as well as had the opportunity to participate in a law enforcement skills and knowledge competition.
October 3, 2013
"Unfortunately, the world we live in requires us to take steps which will likely provide additional protection from those who may decide to take advantage of us. Preventing theft is sometimes as easy as locking things up and making sure that they are out of view." -Public Information Officer Mat Droge #88.
October 1, 2013
Attached is the approved budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Please see the attached document and follow-up/past news article posts for more information on the RCPD Budget through various years.