◊ Law Board Enters into Contract with Incoming Director Peete ◊



Law Board Enters into Contract with Incoming Director Peete ◊

December 13, 2022

Released by Public Information Officer Aaron Wintermote


MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency (Law Board) has officially entered into a contract with Brian Peete to become the 6th Director of the Riley County Police Department (RCPD).

Law Board Chair Linda Morse signed the contract at the December 12 Special Law Board Meeting after a unanimous vote by the Law Board for Peete’s employment to begin on December 30, 2022. The Law Board had previously announced their selection of Peete as the next RCPD Director at an October 31 Special Law Board Meeting.

“We [the Law Board] also want to have a more public welcome for the new Director sometime in January,” Law Board Chair Morse said during the December 12 meeting. “We have not yet developed a date or plan for that, details will be forthcoming.”

Peete comes from Montpelier, Vt. where he served as Chief of Police for two years, leading a department of 27 full-time members.

The Law Board also announced they will hold a swearing-in ceremony for Peete at 9:00 a.m. on December 30, 2022, at the Riley County Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kan. 66502.

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