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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.

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.