The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

October 1, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 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.

October 1, 2018

Have you noticed a small blue light installed on top of some traffic signals around Manhattan? The lights are used to help with enforcement of red light running violations. The blue lights are connected directly to the red light indication of a traffic signal and can be seen from all directions.

September 23, 2018

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call of an unresponsive individual in the 1400 block of Vista Lane.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 21-year-old male with life-threatening injuries, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The male, Felix K Florez, 21, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi in Manhattan then life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka where he later died.

September 12, 2018



Craig Beardsley, Chairperson

Be Stoney, Vice-Chairperson

Usha ReddiMarvin RodriguezMichael DodsonBen WilsonBarry Wilkerson 


August 30, 2018

On Friday, August 31, 2018, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint. This checkpoint will be located in Manhattan and will focus on an area with a historically high volume of DUI traffic. The checkpoint is scheduled to run into the early morning hours of Saturday, September 1.

July 18, 2018


 Attempted Aggravated Robbery 

July 13, 2018



Released by Sgt. Ingalls

July 10, 2018


◊ Joint Training Exercise ◊

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD and other law enforcement partners will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over 3 consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during crisis situations.

July 9, 2018

Community Input Meetings ◊

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – To gain valuable feedback from the citizens of Riley County, the RCPD Law Board in coordination with McGrath Human Resources Group will be hosting community meetings on the search for a new Director for the Riley County Police Department.

June 26, 2018

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. –Current Assistant Director John Doehling has announced his retirement after 35 years of serving the citizens of Riley County, effective July 1st. With his pending retirement, Captain Kurt Moldrup has been promoted to the position of Interim Assistant Director for the Riley County Police Department.