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 (www.nextdoor.com), 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.
October 8, 2014
The Riley County Police Department was notified of a strong arm robbery at approximately 7:50 PM on October 8, 2014. This robbery, which did not include any weapons, occurred sometime after 7:00 PM in the 700 block of Bertrand (South Alley) in Manhattan.
The victim, a 21-year-old female, was approached by 3 unidentified males who demanded that she give them US currency. She was battered during this incident and received minor injuries. Her information has been withheld due to the nature of this crime and the current status of the suspects involved.
October 8, 2014
The Riley County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance after an incident involving subjects who were thought to be armed. This incident occurred in the 1200 block of Kearney Street on October 8, 2014 at approximately 1:00 AM.
The victim, a 25-year-old male was reportedly approached by two unidentified males and forced to drive them to an ATM. They demanded that the victim give them money or face physical injury.
October 6, 2014
On Friday September 26, 2014, the Riley County Police Department conducted a MIP/MIC Saturation Patrol. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol were enforcing alcohol laws related to underage drinking and taking appropriate enforcement action.
September 23, 2014
On Saturday September 20, 2014, the Riley County Police Department conducted a MIP/MIC Saturation Patrol. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol were enforcing alcohol laws related to underage drinking and taking the appropriate enforcement action.
September 22, 2014
The Riley County Police Department had a DUI Saturation Patrol on the evening of September 19, 2014 into the early morning hours of September 20, 2014.
Four officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol. Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped thirty-nine (39) motorists. Of these, five (5) were evaluated for DUI. Four of those evaluated were arrested for DUI. One of the subjects arrested for DUI was also charged with transporting an open container and possession of a controlled substance.
September 18, 2014
On Friday September 19, 2014, 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.