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May 16, 2014

On Thursday May 15, 2014, several members of the Riley County Police Department attended the annual Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police awards banquet in Topeka, Kansas. In total approximately 15 awards were given to employees of the Riley County Police Department to honor their dedication to public service in times of high stress. The following officers, detectives, and dispatcher were honored.

The Bronze Award (Operation ADABAG)

May 12, 2014

On Friday May 16, 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 impairment 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.

May 12, 2014

The Riley County Police Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas State University Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the early morning hours of May 11, 2014 in the 300 Block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan KS.  The checkpoint was designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roadway.

May 7, 2014

Officials with the Riley County Police Department have announced a testing phase that will bring new technology to Riley County. Several officers will begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a trial phase of on-officer camera use with the department selecting the TASER International brand AXON Flex On-Officer camera for field testing.

May 7, 2014

The Riley County Police Department has been made aware of a scam involving a fraudulent caller and voicemail account encouraging community members to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. According to reports the caller states that he is “Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department’s Warrants Division” and informs potential victims that they have either missed jury duty or are required to pay a fine of some kind. The caller stresses that failure to comply will result in an arrest.

May 6, 2014

May 11th thru May 17th, 2014 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Riley County Police Department invites the public to join them and other area law enforcement agencies in honoring officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

May 5, 2014

On Saturday May 10, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area.  The checkpoint is scheduled to run into the early hours of Sunday May 11, 2014.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers.  Those motorists suspected of impairment will be given on-site field sobriety tests.  Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested and transported to the Riley County Jail.  Efforts will be made to not severely interrupt traffic flow, but many drivers will be stopped briefly as part of this checkpoint.

May 3, 2014

Correction: "On May 3, 2014 at approximately 3:50 PM, the Riley County Police Department along with emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision in the 2100 block of McDowell Creek Road."

April 21, 2014

The Riley County Police Department along with members of the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, and other agencies and organizations in the area to include Life Star, will be participating in an emergency services educational training exercise on Friday, April 25, 2014.  Poyntz Ave. will be closed to traffic from Sunset to Oak Drive from approximately 7:45 AM until 10:30 AM. 

April 17, 2014

The investigation into the aggravated robbery of the Dollar General store located in Manhattan has led investigators to uncover additional photographs which have been included with this press release. For more photographs of this suspect visit