Starting Salary:  $2724.35/month

Please complete the application found at the bottom of this announcement and email it to: be sure to include:  "Application" in the subject line.  You may also return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502. 

There is a typing test requirement for this position. Please contact your local Workforce Center/State Employment Agency to schedule the typing test prior to the application and typing test deadline. The typing test must indicate an ability to type at least 40 wpm, net. In Manhattan, the Workforce Center is located at 205 S. 4th Street and the phone number is 785-539-5691.

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 Video Clerk hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application:  Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application is received.):  midnight on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Video Clerk Oral Board (Interviews will be scheduled with top candidates from the application review):  You must be available for one hour:  To be scheduled.

CVSA:  To be scheduled after the Oral Board.

Background InvestigationsTentatively April 8th to April 23rd.

Division Commander InterviewApril 25, 2019.

Job-Related Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander's Interview

Tentative Hire date:    May 19, 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Riley County Police Department. Below you will find the job description and application.  Please note the following information regarding the job description:


Important and Essential Duties (being added to the job description below)


Exposure to graphic or sensitive materials to include video, audio or picture content related to case work requested by discovery orders or prosecuting attorneys, as well as, what is necessary for department use.


Job Description - Video Clerk

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD