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 2, 2013

On October 1, 2013, regarding the investigation into a missing person, David Welch, the Riley County Police Department conducted a search of areas both in and outside of their jurisdiction. Twenty (20) law enforcement personnel, including several members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks spent yesterday conducting searches of areas that would be accessible to Welch. These searches did not turn up any evidence that would suggest the location of this missing person.

September 24, 2013

The Riley County Police Department actively uses social media to connect with and educate the community members that they serve. To be social with Riley County Police follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook. You can also sign up for the IRIS Alert System in order to get important emergency information directly from the RCPD Dispatchers.

September 17, 2013

In October of 2010, the Riley County Police Department terminated the employment of police officer Ernest Hamilton for cause. Hamilton appealed his termination to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency’s Law Board, which found that the termination was based upon substantial evidence and denied Hamilton’s appeal. Hamilton subsequently appealed to the District Court of Riley County, and the Court’s decision was entered on September 13, 2013.

September 16, 2013

Over the weekend the Riley County Police Department participated in a joint effort to continue to maintain accurate information of registered sex offenders in the Manhattan and Riley County area.

September 9, 2013

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the residence of John Burroughs, 68, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #277; to conduct a welfare check. At the residence, officers discovered the deceased body of John Burroughs. Due to evidence at the scene this death has been ruled a homicide. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

September 7, 2013

The Riley County Police Department had its last of a series of six DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of September 6, 2013 into the early morning hours of September 7, 2013.

Four officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped forty-seven (47) motorists.  Of these, five (5) were evaluated for DUI with one of those being arrested for DUI.  Additionally, thirty-six (36) warning citations and thirteen (13) citations were issued for moving violations.

September 5, 2013

On September 5, 2013, the Investigations Division of the Riley County Police Department were able to obtain further information on a reported battery in the south central portion of Manhattan, Kansas that was said to have occurred in August of this year.

September 5, 2013

The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the launch of their updated website,  This new website offers a fully functional news feed that will help to better inform the public of crimes in their area. This section will feature press releases, department created news articles, as well as daily police activity logs.

September 5, 2013

On Friday September 6, 2013, 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 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.

September 5, 2013

In September 2013, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Social Media Center ( chose the Riley County Police Department as a featured agency for their use of social media (