RCPD's Mission & Values

Officer Taking an Oath"To reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve."

The Riley County Police Department holds its employees to a high standard of service to the community and prides themselves on living and working by the following values.


Adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, and honesty.

Teamwork / Cooperation:

Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group or persons acting together as a team or in the interest of a common cause. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.


An introductory act or step; leading action; readiness and ability in initiating action; one's personal, responsible decision.


The intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.


That which may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.


The ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion.


Professionalism is defined as, "Professional character, spirit, or methods. The standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur."


Loyalty is defined as, "The state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations."