Emergency Services Communication System in Kansas down due to cyber incident

April 2, 2024


Riley County’s P25 public safety agency radio communication system lost connection early this morning as part of a cybersecurity incident. Emergency responders in Riley County are currently using the backup state system for emergency communications. P25 is a solution for intra-agency communication, which allows for interoperable, multi-agency communications during an emergency.

This radio network issue is affecting all first responders in Riley County, including police, fire, and emergency medical services. However, this connection problem does not impact the public or 911 systems. Dispatch operators are able to receive calls, dispatch resources, communicate with emergency responders, and activate outdoor warning sirens.

The Riley County Board of County Commissioners met made a local declaration of a disaster emergency in response to the cybersecurity incident

Incident Date

April 1, 2024

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified