Manhattan, KS –  The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency, commonly known as the Law Board, has received 14 applications for the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) Director position since launching its search on May 23, 2022.

The applications, including three from Kansas and 11 from out-of-state, are currently being reviewed by a screening committee. One application has been submitted from each of the following states – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Vermont.

The committee will make recommendations to the Law Board on which applicants to move forward with, however, the Law Board will make the ultimate decision on finalists.

“We are systematically working our way through the process,” Law Board Chair Linda Morse said. “This is an important decision and we are committed to meeting regularly to keep progressing forward. Once recommendations are made, the Law Board will meet separately to choose finalists.”

Finalists will be chosen based on their qualifications, experience, and dedication to embracing diversity and promoting inclusion in every sector of the department. An announcement will be made naming the finalists after a decision is made by the Law Board. An open forum with the finalists will be held to allow for public input. The Law Board anticipates selecting the next Director by the end of 2022.

Kurt Moldrup continues to serve as Interim Director since former Director Dennis Butler’s retirement on January 31, 2022.