A career at the Riley County Police Department is beneficial in many ways. You earn a sense of pride serving our community while also earning financial, health, and other benefits. We pay our employees a competitive salary and pride ourselves on providing benefits that work for our employees.
- Discount Programs
1. TicketsatWork: Offers discounts, special offers, and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movies, hotels, and much more. TicketsatWork benefits are available to all full-time employees with the RCPD access code.
2. Dell Computer Discounts: Access deals as members of the Riley County Police Department to enjoy sales on certain electronics and accessories using the coupon on the member page.
- Dental Insurance
Full-time employees have the option to pay a premium for dental coverage through Delta Dental. The plan has unlimited cleanings, preventative and diagnostic services are covered at 100%, and no dental treatment costs (aside from the monthly premium for coverage) for children 12 and under.
- Vision Insurance
All full-time employees have the option to pay a premium for vision insurance through VSP.
Full-time employees have access to enroll for AFLAC, a supplemental insurance that provides an additional layer of financial protection for the employee and their families in the event of a serious accident or illness.
- Health Insurance
We offer 2 health insurance plans:
- Traditional plan with a health reimbursement plan benefit
- High deductible health plan with a health saving plan benefit
As a full-time RCPD employee, you have access to Teladoc. Teledoc offers telemedicine year round at no cost to the employee. The only cost you incur for this benefit is if a prescription is prescribed then you pay the cost of that at your pharmacy. Teledoc allows you to speak to licensed physicians. It is portable. If you’re vacationing and not feeling well, you can access Teladoc under the same terms as you would at home.
- Self-insured Transparency in Coverage
The Department of Health and Human Services’, Transparency in Coverage Rule, requires health plans to create a member-facing price comparison tool and post publicly available machine-readable files. These files must be updated monthly and include in-network negotiated payment rates and historical out-of-network charges for covered items and services, including prescription drugs. The purpose of this Rule is to help you know the cost of your healthcare before receiving the care. Click here to access this information.
- Employee Assistance Program
The Riley County Police Department contracts with Empac to provide an Employee Assistance Program to all full-time employees. The Empac EAP provides confidential access to programs and services to aid in increasing happiness and healthiness in the workforce.
Some of the features available through Empac:
- Twelve phone, video, or in-person sessions per household per year for personal and professional needs such as:
- Stress, depression, anxiety
- Family and parenting concerns
- Marital and relationship challenges
- Workplace conflicts
- Alcohol or drug dependency
- Grief and loss
WorkLife Services include:
- Financial consultation and resources for debt management and consolidation, identity theft, budgeting, and credit report information.
- Legal consultation with an attorney for issues relating to family law, estate planning, traffic citations, landlord conflicts, and many others. Discounted legal fees.
- Dependent care resources and referrals.
- Elder care resources and referrals.
- Self-help resources on a variety of topics via a member-only website.
- Monthly newsletters for employees and supervisors.
- Peer Support Team
Confidential, encouraging support from peers who understand and won’t judge. Daily life can be stressful and can have an effect on your well-being, especially in a high stress career field. You are not alone. In 2019, the Riley County Police Department established a 13-member Peer Support Team represented by all the divisions within the Department to help ensure we are meeting our own mental health needs. Peer support may be contacted for a variety of reasons including but not limited to financial concerns, marital issues, family concerns, substance abuse, traumatic events, suicide or emotional and physiological issues. Peers and colleagues may have a better understanding of what you’re going through more than others.
- Health and Wellness Programs
All full-time employees have a department sponsored membership to Genesis Health Club.
As a full-time employee your membership is at no cost. You can add a spouse and additional family members for a fee that you pay directly to Genesis.
This benefit is taxed.
- Leave Benefits
The Riley County Police Department has a generous vacation program. Leave bank time accrues at 17.34 hours for the first 5 years of service and increases incrementally after that maxing out at 28 hours per month.
Leave time begins accruing when hired as opposed to a waiting period. A first year employee could effectively earn 208 hours of leave time (25 days) if they didn’t take any time off in their first year.
Sick time is earned at 8 hours per month and maxes out at 1120 hours.
All full-time employees are eligible to claim overtime as compensatory time when approved.
- Career Development and Training
There are many ways to make a difference at the Riley County Police Department. It's important to us that you grow professionally. That is why we provide many ways for you to grow here with us. Employees can request to attend training, conferences, or qualifications on the department’s behalf through a designated training budget.
Join our team and find your passion. Click here for career development opportunities.
- Retirement and Financial Planning
As a public service agency, RCPD employees are eligible for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, KPERS (non sworn) and Kansas Police and Firemen’s System, KP&F (sworn).
KPERS is a 401(a) defined benefit plan. Your KPERS is automatic when you’re hired. The amount of money you put in is set by the Kansas Legislature and is automatically taken out of your paycheck and sent to KPERS. You can learn more on their website here.
Through KPERS, employees can elect to participate in Optional Group Life Insurance.
KP&F eligible employees automatically earn service credit for the years worked in a covered position. After a number of years you are guaranteed a benefit or are “vested”.
The KP&F website states Tier I members can vest with 20 years of service while Tier II members vest with 15 years of service. You can learn more about KP&F on their website here.
KPERS employees earn a life insurance benefit for being a member. KP&F employees earn a death benefit.
Additional retirement savings opportunity are available through a 457(b) and Roth Plans.
- Military Veteran Benefits
Our Police Training Officer program is Veterans Affairs approved for veterans to use their GI Bill. If a qualifying veteran is hired into a Police Recruit position, they can use their GI Bill benefits while going through the PTO program. The same can also be done while attending the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, but that is applied for through the KLETC.