Survey: RCPD employees happy

By Bethany Knipp

An employee survey seems to show that the Riley County Police Department is good place to work.

Members of the Riley County Law Board were briefed Monday about the Employee Engagement Survey presented by Ted Davis of Grace Strategic Services, Inc.

The survey indicated that a majority of 136 completed responses from RCPD employees, expressed general satisfaction in their work environment.

The department scored 3.08 out of 4 for overall job satisfaction, Davis said.

Overall, 214 people were invited to take the voluntary survey.

The survey examined elements of the police force, including job environment, leadership and management, compensation and communication.

Nearly 58 percent of survey respondents identified compensation and benefits as RCPD’s biggest strength, and about 52 percent mentioned communication of policy changes as its second strongest area.

Davis said it was rare for those two categories to be an entity’s strongest attributes.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the law board was briefed by RCPD’s Officer Matthew Droge about the department’s revamped website (

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