March 31, 2014

As part of the #FIRECOP social media event, I was able to spend the day with members of the Manhattan Fire Department. First and foremost, I want to personally and on behalf of the Riley County Police Department thank MFD for their assistance and willingness to take part in an event that hadn’t been done before. I was truly impressed by the things I learned and observed first hand. The following serves as a debrief of my experience and is supplemented with a video showing pieces of my training with them.

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.

March 11, 2014

RCPD 101

Beginning on March 25, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will begin its spring session of the Citizen Police Academy. RCPD 101 is a condensed version of the normal Fall Citizen Academy and offers a down and dirty look at RCPD, in an entertaining and hands on way. Applications are being accepted until March 20th at 1:00 PM.

March 11, 2014

RCPD Logo

On the weekend of March 7, 2014 to March 9, 2014, 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 and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several calls for service in relation to the Fake Patty’s Day 2014 event. Other emergency agencies were also present and responded to calls for service as well as participated in proactive safety measures. These agencies included the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS.

March 8, 2014

The Riley County Police Department had the first of a series of five DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of March 7, 2014 into the early morning hours of March 8, 2014.