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May 7, 2014

Officials with the Riley County Police Department have announced a testing phase that will bring new technology to Riley County. Several officers will begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a trial phase of on-officer camera use with the department selecting the TASER International brand AXON Flex On-Officer camera for field testing.

May 7, 2014

The Riley County Police Department has been made aware of a scam involving a fraudulent caller and voicemail account encouraging community members to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. According to reports the caller states that he is “Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department’s Warrants Division” and informs potential victims that they have either missed jury duty or are required to pay a fine of some kind. The caller stresses that failure to comply will result in an arrest.

May 6, 2014

May 11th thru May 17th, 2014 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Riley County Police Department invites the public to join them and other area law enforcement agencies in honoring officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

May 5, 2014

On Saturday May 10, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area.  The checkpoint is scheduled to run into the early hours of Sunday May 11, 2014.

The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers.  Those motorists suspected of impairment will be given on-site field sobriety tests.  Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested and transported to the Riley County Jail.  Efforts will be made to not severely interrupt traffic flow, but many drivers will be stopped briefly as part of this checkpoint.

May 3, 2014

Correction: "On May 3, 2014 at approximately 3:50 PM, the Riley County Police Department along with emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision in the 2100 block of McDowell Creek Road."

April 21, 2014

The Riley County Police Department along with members of the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, and other agencies and organizations in the area to include Life Star, will be participating in an emergency services educational training exercise on Friday, April 25, 2014.  Poyntz Ave. will be closed to traffic from Sunset to Oak Drive from approximately 7:45 AM until 10:30 AM. 

April 17, 2014

The investigation into the aggravated robbery of the Dollar General store located in Manhattan has led investigators to uncover additional photographs which have been included with this press release. For more photographs of this suspect visit

April 17, 2014

Armed robbery suspect

On April 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM, the Riley County Police Department received a report of an armed robbery which had occurred at Dollar General located at 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, Kansas.

Information at this point is preliminary; however employees of the store described the suspect as: A black male, just under 6 feet tall, who was wearing a red sweatshirt and a ball cap with the American Flag spread across the bill.  The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun

April 14, 2014

Emergency Dispatch at RCPD

The Riley County Police Department will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 14 - 20, 2014 to recognize the dispatchers who work behind the scenes to answer calls for help every day. The Department employs many highly trained and dedicated Emergency Medical 911 dispatchers. These dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year and often miss holidays and events with their families.

March 25, 2014

Police and Fire Officials for the Manhattan and Riley County area will be teaming up on March 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to Midnight as they participate in a social media event dubbed “#FIRECOP.”

The Riley County Police Department will be trading their own #TwitterCop for the tweeting Fire Fighter of the Manhattan Fire Department during this 6 hour tweet along event. Both participants will be tweeting about their experience using the hashtag “#FIRECOP.” The two will also be interacting with the public and each other during this emergency services job swap.