A night of new years as told by Riley County Police Department


Everyone prepares for new years differently, from a sparkly new outfit to photo props to certain sparkly beverages. For the Riley County Police Department, it meant getting lots of rest, attending briefings and bracing themselves for what could be a very long night.

Not only did RCPD take calls and make arrests, they also live tweeted their night in blue for all their followers to see.

It was evident this was not their first new years by some of their first tweets of the night at about 7 p.m.

In fact, dispatch takes their jobs so seriously, the shoes had to come off.

Thankfully, they know just want to answer when the calls come in.

RCPD appeared to be ready for anything that could come their way – including the easily preventable offenses.

The crimes got a bit more serious around 9 p.m., but it appears someone had a hard time accepting their arrest.

But at 9:47 p.m., RCPD was impressed with the limited number of issues around Aggieville coming from growing crowd.

The few issues must have given RCPD officers the time to offer advice to the Aggieville goers.

However, it did not last long, according to their Twitter.

As more crimes began to appear and as the night grew later, RCPD got a little more witty with their advice.

For good reason though, as it appeared some people in Manhattan could have used the advice before celebrating a new year.

Between midnight and 10 pm. on Dec. 31, RCPD took in 130 calls.

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Alanis, former news editor for the Collegian and a May 2017 graduate in agricultural communications and journalism. I have never tried a hamburger and I hate the taste of coffee, but I love writing stories and sharing what I learn with our readers. By writing for the Collegian, I can now not only sing along when the K-State Band plays "The Band is Hot," but I also know that most agriculture students did not grow up on a farm, how to use an AED to save someone's life and why there is a bust of MLK Jr. outside of Ahearn Field House. Thanks for reading!