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April 14, 2014

Emergency Dispatch at RCPD

The Riley County Police Department will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 14 - 20, 2014 to recognize the dispatchers who work behind the scenes to answer calls for help every day. The Department employs many highly trained and dedicated Emergency Medical 911 dispatchers. These dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year and often miss holidays and events with their families.

March 25, 2014

Police and Fire Officials for the Manhattan and Riley County area will be teaming up on March 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to Midnight as they participate in a social media event dubbed “#FIRECOP.”

The Riley County Police Department will be trading their own #TwitterCop for the tweeting Fire Fighter of the Manhattan Fire Department during this 6 hour tweet along event. Both participants will be tweeting about their experience using the hashtag “#FIRECOP.” The two will also be interacting with the public and each other during this emergency services job swap.

March 11, 2014

RCPD 101

Beginning on March 25, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will begin its spring session of the Citizen Police Academy. RCPD 101 is a condensed version of the normal Fall Citizen Academy and offers a down and dirty look at RCPD, in an entertaining and hands on way. Applications are being accepted until March 20th at 1:00 PM.

March 11, 2014


On the weekend of March 7, 2014 to March 9, 2014, the Riley County Police Department with assistance from the Junction City Police Department, Emporia Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Hays Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several calls for service in relation to the Fake Patty’s Day 2014 event. Other emergency agencies were also present and responded to calls for service as well as participated in proactive safety measures. These agencies included the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS.

March 8, 2014

The Riley County Police Department had the first of a series of five DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of March 7, 2014 into the early morning hours of March 8, 2014.

February 28, 2014

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will establish and maintain a Command Post at the Manhattan City Park Pavilion in regards to the annual Fake Patty’s Day. This Command Post as well as the Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department will host periodic news media briefings or press conferences throughout the day. These briefings are open to news agencies wishing to attend and will be held at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. For more information contact the Public Information Officer directly.

February 25, 2014

On February 25, 2014, at approximately 2:10 AM, the Riley County Police Department in conjunction with the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a complaint of fire in the 800 block of Moro Street in Manhattan. When emergency crew arrived on scene they found a vehicle on fire. Approximately 5 minutes later another report of fire was received and officers responded to a stairwell at an apartment complex located at 801 Moro Street. Within the next 45 minutes police and fire officials received a complaint of an additional fire at 823 Laramie where another vehicle had been ignited.

February 25, 2014

On February 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM the Riley County Police Department responded to 1520 Jarvis Drive in Manhattan, KS after receiving a 911 call.

The 21 year old caller reported that he and his roommate had been robbed at gunpoint by three males who had entered their home uninvited.  Both victims were struck by the suspects and suffered minor head injuries as a result of the robbery.  Both victims were transported to Mercy on College by Riley County EMS and were treated then released.  Both victims are students at Kansas State University. 

February 22, 2014

Polar Strut Starting Line

On February 22, 2014, the Riley County Police Department took part in the annual Polar Plunge, to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas. The police department’s team was sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police and was made up of Sworn and Non-Sworn personnel from the department. Several members of the department not only jumped into the 32 degree water but also took part in the 5K race that was held prior to the plunge.

February 21, 2014

From February 24 to March 7, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will be joining other Law Enforcement Agencies around the state in an effort to stop the dangerous practice of disobeying traffic laws in and around school zones. This enforcement project is also meant to serve as a reminder to drive safely to area student drivers.

According to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, in 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to vehicle collisions in the State of Kansas; 74% of these tragic deaths involved teens who were not properly secured in their vehicle.