Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Riley County Police Department. Below you will find more information on how to apply as well as the job application and description.  Please note:  If you made it to the Oral Board Exercise but did not continue forward in the hiring process at any point past the 1st interview, you must wait 6 months to reapply.  This is the hiring process for the Academy dates of:  August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016.  There will be another hiring process for the Academy which starts on October 31, 2016.


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.

This position requires a timed typing test.  The typing test must be taken at your local Workforce Center and must indicate an ability to type at least 16 wpm, net.  The Manhattan Workforce Center is located at 201 S. 4th Street, Suite K, Manhattan.  Please contact Terry at 785-539-5691 to schedule an appointment to take the typing test PRIOR to the application and typing test deadline.

Starting Salary for this position:  $3104.07/month.

Please review the list of Automatic Disqualifiers before 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.

*  If you have any questions regarding any step in the hiring process and/or the automatic disqualifiers, please email Dawn Barfuss at:

The time line for the next Police Officer position is as follows:

Deadline to submit an application and typing test:  May 23, 2016

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application and typing test results are received.):  May 25, 2016

Police Officer Written Exam (Only those who meet the above deadlines are eligible to take the Written Exam.  Details will be emailed once deadlines are met.):  May 26, 2016 at 4 pm

Police Officer Oral Boards (Top Passing Scores from the Written Exam are eligible):  June 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd 

Pre-Physical Agility Medical Testing:  June 7th, 8th or 9th 

Physical Agility Test:  June 14, 2016 at 9 am

CVSA (Scheduled with those who pass the Physical Agility Test.):  Scheduled after June 14, 2016

Background Investigations:  June 14th to June 30th

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively, July 1, 2016

Psychological Evaluation:  Tentatively:  week of July 11th 

Other Medical Testing:  Tentatively:  week of July 11th 

Start Date:  August 22, 2016

Academy Dates:  August 29, 2016 to December 9, 2016

Riley County Agility Test - The Department reserves the right to make adjustments to the Agility Test as needed.

Job Description - POLICE OFFICER

Job Application - WORD

Job Application - PDF