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February 10, 2015

MANHATTAN KAN. - On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1:20 AM officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph, Kansas. Once on scene officers found that a 46-year-old male, identified as Steven Hoard of Randolph, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was deceased. 

This accident occurred after Hoard tripped while holding a firearm near a wooded area on his property. 

The Riley County Police Department ruled this death an accident and suspect no foul play.

February 7, 2015

On February 6, 2015 at approximately 6:52 PM the Riley County Police Department received an emergency call for service requesting a rescue. One 30-year-old male victim was entrapped in dirt and mud near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossilridge in Manhattan following a trench collapse.  The victim was a City of Manhattan employee who had been repairing a water main when the trench collapsed upon him.  Effort to free him was immediate.   

January 3, 2015

Police and other emergency crews responded to the River Pond area of Tuttle Creek State Park at approximately 5:24 PM on January 2, 2015. These crews included the Riley County Police Department, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan Fire Department, Blue Township Fire Department, Riley County Fire Department, and Riley County EMS. 

December 23, 2014

Beginning in late 2013 the Riley County Police Department began evaluating its community programs and recently announced that in January 2015 several new or improved versions of these programs will begin. Community programs through the Riley County Police Department will also be integrated into a new rewards program, which is a unique concept for law enforcement. 

December 22, 2014

MANHATTAN, KAN.- Officers and detectives with the Riley County Police Department initiated an investigation into a death occurring at 312 Riley Ave. in Ogden, Kansas (Ogden’s Best Gun Range) on December 20, 2014.  Shortly before 4:30 PM the Riley County Police Department’s Dispatch Center received an emergent request for service and immediately dispatched officers along with emergency medical personnel. 

December 17, 2014

The Riley County Police Department (and the Kansas State University Police Department) have received several complaints regarding possible scams in the Manhattan and Riley County Area. These scams are carried out over the phone or via postcard and request that the potential victim supply personal or financial information. RCPD would like to remind the community to question suspicious correspondences and protect personal information. 

December 15, 2014

The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the retirement of an officer who has spent more than the past 10 years serving the community and the department. On December 18, 2014 the department, friends, and his handler will celebrate his career and wish him a happy retirement.

December 15, 2014

The Riley County Police Department announced on December 15, 2014 a partnership with Nextdoor (, a free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build a stronger, safer community with the help of Manhattan and Riley County residents. This program will enable the Riley County Police Department to better communicate with residents and replace the previous neighborhood watch program.

December 10, 2014

Officers with the Riley County Police Department will be taking part in “Tip-a-Cop” on December 10, 2014 beginning at 4:30 PM. The event, which lasts until 8:30 PM, will be located at the Texas Roadhouse in Manhattan and will benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas.

October 29, 2014

Beginning on November 5, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will take another step in the process of evaluating body-worn cameras for their patrol officers, as 11 officers spanning three patrol shifts will be seen with this extra tool attached to eyewear, hats, helmets, or a halo style mount.

RCPD began researching body-worn cameras in 2013 as a way to update the department’s technology in an effort to better improve the quality of life and reduce crime in the Manhattan and Riley County areas.