June 23, 2014
The Riley County Jail is using new technology to help inmates receive funds from friends and family during their incarceration. A new kiosk located in the lobby of the Riley County Police Department is now being used to make these money transfers more efficient. Beginning in April 2014 corrections officers began using this kiosk and have since stopped accepting money orders for inmates.
June 16, 2014
On June 21, 2014 beginning at approximately 8:00 AM, the Riley County Police Department and officers with the Union Pacific Police Department will be enforcing railroad related traffic laws in the Manhattan and Riley County area.
June 16, 2014
On June 13, 2014 at approximately 11:05 PM, the Riley County Police Department responded to a complaint of robbery at 2108 Fort Riley Blvd. (Westwood Motel). This complaint involved an unknown suspect who entered the business’s main office and demanded money. This unknown black male standing approximately 6’3’’ and weighing approximately 210 pounds fled the scene after taking an undisclosed amount of US currency.
June 9, 2014
The annual “Bike Across Kansas” event will be passing through Manhattan and Riley County on Wednesday June 11, 2014 and RCPD is reminding area drivers to share the road. This midday ride will see hundreds of cyclists participating in the event which was started in 1975.
Members of the Riley County Police Department Patrol Bike Unit will be escorting a portion of these participants through the Riley County leg of this 8 day bike tour across the state of Kansas.
May 30, 2014
June 5, 2014 marks the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas and approximately 15 members of the Riley County Police Department are participating.
At approximately 10:00 AM officers and employees with the Riley County Police Department will embark on a run of more than 11 miles across Manhattan and Riley County. The run will begin at the Pottawatomie County/Riley County line in east Manhattan near Sherwin Williams and will end at the Ogden Gates of Fort Riley.
May 28, 2014
On Wednesday May 28, 2014, members of the Riley County Police Department met with members of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Junction City Police Department in order to formally give thanks to two area police officers.
May 19, 2014
At approximately 3:12 PM on Sunday May 18, 2014, the Riley County Police Department received an emergent call stating that a small fishing boat in the Tuttle Cove Park area of Tuttle Creek had capsized. Once on scene, police found that the boat, approximately 14 feet in length, was carrying 3 passengers, who were not wearing personal floatation vests, at the time of its sinking. All three passengers were placed into the 59 degree water in an area where the depth is estimated to be 26 feet.
May 19, 2014
The Riley County Police Department had the second of a series of five DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of May 16, 2014 into the early morning hours of May 17, 2014.
Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol. Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped twenty-four (24) motorists. Of these, eight (8) were evaluated for DUI. One of those evaluated was arrested for DUI. Another motorist was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant.
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.