The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

July 18, 2017


The Riley County Police Department welcomes Hali Rowland as the new Public Information Officer. Hali comes to RCPD from KWCH 12 in Wichita, Kansas, where she spent 4 years as a producer and assignment editor. Hali previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Wichita State University.

The department extends its thanks to Ofc. Robinson for his work in the role of Public Information Officer over the previous 8 months.

July 6, 2017


The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS will be participating in a training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during high stress and dynamic emergency responses.

July 2, 2017


Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Seth Child Rd. and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on July 1, 2017 at approximately 12:13 PM for a report of an injury accident involving 2 vehicles.

June 18, 2017


Riley County Dispatch received a call at approximately 12:30 PM on June 18, 2017 regarding a shooting in the 2300 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd (Blue Hills Shopping Center) that is believed to have occurred sometime around 2:00-2:30 AM on June 18, 2017.

June 16, 2017


May 26, 2017


On Thursday May 25, 2017, Wichita Police Department (WPD) received information that a vehicle matching the description in prior press releases from the Riley County Police Department was at a Motel 6 on E. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita. WPD responded to the scene and were able to determine the vehicle was a match. WPD officers then made contact with Steven Harris. Harris and Cora Brown, who was also at the Motel 6, were arrested without incident.

May 23, 2017


At approximately 5:59 PM on May 21, 2017, Riley County Police Department dispatchers received several 911 calls stating there had been a shooting on Nelson’s Landing. When officers arrived on scene to the 2800 block of Nelson’s Landing, they found one male, identified as German Gonzalez-Garcia, 39, of Manhattan, deceased from gunshot wounds. A second male was found on scene, also suffering from gunshot wounds. The second male was lifeflighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka in critical condition.

May 5, 2017


The Riley County Police Department is searching for a new Public Information Officer. I will be leaving the Riley County Police Department at the end of July to attend law school, a process that has been in the works since September 2016.

Working first as a patrol officer and then as the Public Information Officer has been an amazing experience. My greatest hope is that we are able to find someone to fill this position that has a great love both for the department and for the community it serves.

May 4, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday May 6, 2017 the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI 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 consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.