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May 10, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 annual RCPD Scholarship Award. Bailey London, the daughter of Sgt. Brian London, was awarded this $500.00 scholarship in May of this year after a selection process conducted throughout the spring. She will be attending Kansas University in the fall. Also receiving this scholarship is Carter Nelson, the son of former Captain Hank Nelson. Carter will be attending school in the fall to pursue a career in computer information sciences.

May 9, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its first of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of April 30, 2016 into the early morning hours of May 1, 2016.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped thirty-eight (38) motorists.  Of these, three (3) were evaluated for DUI resulting in two (2) drivers being arrested for DUI. 

April 22, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On April 22, 2016 the Riley County Police Department announced the launch of a new community program designed to assist families in Riley County who are effected by autism, alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia.

April 18, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –   On April 17, 2016 at approximately 7:26AM the Riley County Police Department received the first of several 911 calls from 4400 River Rd, an isolated, rural farmhouse in Riley County, KS.  The sole occupant notified the Riley County Police Department that he was armed and dangerous. 

March 25, 2016

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March 17, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –   From February 29, 2016 to March 13, 2016 Law Enforcement agencies across Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma participated in a traffic safety operation to reduce teen driver related fatal collisions.  In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 40% of those teens were not properly restrained. 

March 8, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – During the 2016 celebration of “Fake Patty’s Day” 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, Geary County Sheriff's Office, Kansas State University Police Department, Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and the Kansas Highway Patrol as well as others responded to a significant number of calls for service generated by both police officers and community members.

March 5, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On March 5, 2016 at approximately 5:20 PM, officers with the Riley County Police Department along with emergency medical professionals with Riley County EMS were dispatched to the 1800 block of Leavenworth Street in Manhattan for a report of a fall which led to serious injury.

February 29, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 celebration. This Command Post as well as the Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department will host periodic news briefings or press conferences throughout the day.

February 23, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Officers with the Riley County Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to 930 Poyntz Ave. (1st Lutheran Church) in Manhattan on February 23, 2016 at approximately 5:20 PM for a report of a serious injury collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. This collision occurred in a private parking lot when a 93-year-old female pedestrian fell to the ground and was struck by the front tire of a 2010 Cadillac SRX driven by a 34-year-old female.