POLICE OFFICER

                                                               Starting Recruit Salary:  $3242.55/month

                                                          Salary Upon Release from Recruit Status:  $3696.51/month

                                                         Education Pay for a Bachelor's Degree or higher: $200/month

Thank you for your interest in a Police Officer position with the Riley County Police Department. Below you will find the hiring process time line and details for applying. 

The application should be emailed to Dawn Barfuss at be sure to include the word "Application" in the subject line. This position requires a timed typing test.  Due to COVID-19 Workforce Center closures please visit to complete the 5-minute sentence, typing test. Please email results to Dawn Barfuss at the address listed above PRIOR to the application and typing test deadline.  

The tentative time line for this hiring process is as follows:

Deadline to submit an Application and Typing Test:  Can be submitted anytime. Next process will be for Lateral Hire/Certified Officers to begin late May, 2020.

Deadline to complete the Culture Index Survey (this will be sent via email once application and typing test are received): TBD

Police Officer Written Exam:  TBD

Police Officer Oral Board Exercise and Oral Board Interviews:  Board Exercise:  TBD:  You must be available from either 8 am to 11 am OR 1 pm to 4 pm.  Individual Oral Board: TBD: You must be available for one hour the afternoon of: TBD

Pre-Physical Agility Medical: To be scheduled after the Oral Board results are determined.

Physcial Agility Test: TBD

CVSA Exam:  To be scheduled with those candidates who pass the Physical Agility Test. 

Background Investigations: TBD

Division Commander Interviews: To be determined once background investigations are almost complete.

Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander's Interview.

Tentative Hire Date: TBD

Please review the attached Job Description and Automatic Disqualifier List prior to completing an application.

Automatic Disqualifiers: Applicants should consider any of the following an automatic disqualifier for employment with the Department. It should be noted a diversion is considered the same as a conviction. A disqualifying event discovered at any time in the application process will result in immediate rejection of the application. 

    1. Automatic disqualifiers for all job positions:

      1. A conviction or expungement of a felony defined by Kansas law or its equivalent at any time in the applicant’s past.

      2. A conviction of any crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse at any time in the applicant’s past.

      3. A conviction of any crime of physical violence against a child or sexual abuse against a child when committed as an adult.

      4. A conviction of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) two years immediately preceding the application date.

      5. Possession or use of marijuana for any purpose at any time during the two years preceding the application date.

      6. Possession or use of any illegal or controlled substance other than marijuana at any time during the 5 year period preceding the application date.

      7. A Dishonorable or Bad Conduct Discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

    2. Additional automatic disqualifiers for police officer job positions:

      1. Conviction of a crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18 USC922(g)(9), that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm.

      2. Being the subject of an order of protection that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm under the provisions of United States Code, USC922(g)(8).

      3. Conviction of any misdemeanor crime during the two years immediately preceding the application date.

    3. Potential Disqualifiers: The following situations may be cause for rejection of an applicant.

      1. A conviction of a crime of violence committed by the applicant while a juvenile.

      2. A conviction of a crime involving deceit, untruthfulness or dishonesty committed by the applicant while an adult.

 Please complete the application and email it to: or you may return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502.

RCPD is an EOE~Women & Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

Riley County Agility Test - The Riley County Police Department reserves the right to adjust the Agility Course as needed.

Job Description - Police Officer

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD