June 26, 2019
MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call of a person not breathing near the Scenic Overlook in the 3700 block of Pillsbury in Riley County.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a 35-year-old male deceased. Preliminary investigation indicates the man died from an apparent suicide; however, the investigation is ongoing.
June 19, 2019
Dear Community Members,
I am a recent addition to your community police department. I arrived here with 38 years of police experience in departments ranging in size from 26-340 officers, serving populations of 12,800-140,000 in very urban areas to mostly rural ones. I am not an expert in anything, but have a lot of various experiences from those places.
June 17, 2019
The Riley County Police Department has purchased an armored vehicle to transport officers in high-risk situations, and aid in the recovery and protection of civilians in harm’s way.
“Communication is essential to the resolution of a high-risk situation,” Lieutenant Brad Jager, Tactical Team Leader said. “This resource allows officers the ability to establish and maintain a dialogue with a potentially dangerous person to safely resolve the situation.”
June 17, 2019
Released by Hali Rowland
MANHATTAN, KAN. – Today the Law Board approved the Riley County Police Department Budget for the upcoming year.
The new budget is $22.10 million. This is an increase of 2.8% over the 2019 approved budget. The total amount of funding requested for 2020 was offset by over $91,000 in unused funds left over from 2018.
June 5, 2019
Released by SGT Hagemeister
MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Riley County Police Department will be conducting dynamic entry training in the 1500 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Portions of Holiday Drive and Meadows Lane will be closed from 8 a.m., until the exercise is complete around 5:00 p.m.
“The ability to train officers on alternative entry methods in a real-world situation, allows us to be better prepared to respond to certain emergency situations,” Sergeant Scott Hagemeister said.
May 13, 2019
Released by Hali Rowland
MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Riley County Police Department raised the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag at its law enforcement center in honor of all American prisoners of war and to pay tribute to those who never returned from the battlefield to their families.
“I hope the POW/MIA flag flying in front of the Law Enforcement Center will provide our citizens and employees with a daily reminder of the incredible sacrifice made by members of our military," Director Dennis Butler said.
May 3, 2019
On Friday, May 3, 2019, 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 consumption will be evaluated. Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.
April 29, 2019
MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan.
The take-back event was a huge success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 158 pounds of medications were collected.
At the Riley County Police Department, officers collected 4 boxes of medications weighing 48.5 pounds total. The Westloop Dillons location collected 5 total boxes of medications weighing 110 pounds total.
April 23, 2019
On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Riley County Police Department,1001 S. Seth Child Rd., or Dillons, 1101 Westloop Place in Manhattan. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
April 19, 2019
◊ Upcoming DUI Saturation Patrol ◊
MANHATTAN, KAN. –On Saturday, April 20, 2019 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 consumption will be evaluated. Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.