July 27, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN.- In March of 2009, then Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced that multiple incidents of rape committed over the course of eight years in both Manhattan and Lawrence appeared to be connected. These incidents began in October of 2000 and ended in December of 2008, involved the victimization of women in Manhattan and Lawrence, and all of them were students at either Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.

July 18, 2017


The Riley County Police Department welcomes Hali Rowland as the new Public Information Officer. Hali comes to RCPD from KWCH 12 in Wichita, Kansas, where she spent 4 years as a producer and assignment editor. Hali previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Wichita State University.

The department extends its thanks to Ofc. Robinson for his work in the role of Public Information Officer over the previous 8 months.

July 6, 2017


The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS will be participating in a training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during high stress and dynamic emergency responses.

July 2, 2017


Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Seth Child Rd. and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on July 1, 2017 at approximately 12:13 PM for a report of an injury accident involving 2 vehicles.