Public Information Officer

The Riley County Police Department's point-of-contact for all media requests and public relations is the Public Information Officer (PIO). The role of the PIO is to maintain positive and open communications with the media and the public. The PIO will also ensure citizens' awareness of items relating to the Police Department, public safety, and both state and local laws.

The Riley County Police has a designated PIO, Aaron Wintermote who ensures that all media inquiries and public relations events are handled in a timely and efficient manner.

Aaron Wintermote was named as Riley County Police Department's new PIO in August of 2020. He currently facilitates the department's social media accounts as well as acts as the public relations officer. Prior to working for RCPD, Aaron worked in the communications offices of K-State Athletics and USA Softball. Aaron received a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in advertising from Kansas State University.

Public Information

It is the policy of the Riley County Police Department to cooperate fully and impartially with authorized news media representatives in their efforts to gather factual public information pertaining to activities of the Department, as long as these activities do not interfere with individual's rights or violate the law.

Public Information Requests

All media inquiries are handled by the PIO including inquiries, interviews, and requests for follow-up information; however, please note that public information requests for police records and arrest reports cannot be issued by the PIO and should be directed to the Department's RMS Supervisor, Kari Breault by calling (785) 537-2112 ext. 2430.

Speaking Engagements

The Riley County Police Department regularly participates in speaking engagements throughout the year. To schedule an officer to come speak at an event, training, convention, or other gathering contact the Public Information Officer or complete this Speaking Engagement and Appearance Request Form, print or save it, and turn it into the Riley County Police Department by emailing it to the Public Information Officer (email listed below) or dropping it off in person (we do not collect potentially personal information electronically through thIs website or links). Please allow at least 21 days notice for all speaking engagement requests.

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Aaron Wintermote
Public Information Officer
(785) 537-2112 x2449
awintermote@rileycountypolice.org