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July 4th is observed as the birth of American independence with celebrations ranging from fireworks, parades, and get-togethers. The Riley County Police Department wants to educate the public about local laws and ordinances surrounding the holiday to ensure the public's safety.
Each city in Riley County has different rules and regulations in regard to Fireworks. No bottle rockets or M80s are allowed in the State.
Discharge 8 am to midnight, July 1 through 4
Do not call 911 for firework noise complaints. Only call 911 for emergencies. If you call 911 for a non-emergent matter, our highly trained team of dispatchers will politely ask you to call back on our administrative line so the emergency line is free for critical use. To learn more about what is considered an emergency, click here. To file a noise complaint for firework issues outside of the lawful hours posted above, please call our non-emergent line at 785-537-2112.
Before you go out to celebrate, please read some safety tips from our friends at the Manhattan Fire Department.
You can find more information on the City of Manhattan's website.
Fireworks may be enjoyable for some people; however, some pets may find the loud noise disturbing.
If you can:
From everyone at the Riley County Police Department, we hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day!
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The mission of the Riley County Police Department Finance Office is to minimize the financial and social cost of public safety. To see more information about our budget and finance, click here.
Information on Fake Patty's Day can be found by clicking here.
The Riley County Police Department provides fingerprinting services for a variety of applications and licensing. There is no need to schedule an appointment as fingerprints will be available on a walk-in basis only.
To use this service you can go to:The Riley County Police Department1001 South Seth Child RoadManhattan, KS 66502
Fingerprinting is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm in the front lobby. Some general licensing applications examples that can benefit from this service include teachers, daycares, adoptions, nursing, insurance, and others not mentioned.
The cost for application and background check purpose fingerprinting is $15. We accept most forms of payment, to include cash, check, money order, and credit/debit cards.
The cost for Concealed Carry Licensing will continue to be $32.50 and can be paid through the same avenues.
Found property is held by the Riley County Police Department for 60 days. If you are missing any of the following property you can contact RCPD at 785-537-2112, ext. 1906. You will need to provide proof of ownership to make a claim.
Game-day parking ordinances will be in effect for all home football games. Restricted parking is enforced in order to address congestion, access, and safety concerns. Parking will be prohibited and tow zones will be enforced along the following streets:
In designated areas, property owners are permitted to allow temporary front yard parking on game days.