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To help foster a positive relationship with the community and to help citizens better understand what our dispatchers do on a daily basis, the Riley County Police Department has a sit-in program that puts citizens in the communication center with dispatchers. People can get a first-hand look at the work dispatchers face each day and hopefully come away with a better understanding of the services we provide.
Sit-in participants only act as observers. They do not perform any law enforcement work that the dispatcher would normally do. They do not wear a uniform, handle department equipment, or complete any official paperwork. To apply for a sit-in, complete this Ride-Along Application. Next, save as a PDF and then submit by e-mail to the address posted at the bottom of this page (this form does contain personal and contact information).
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For more information or to schedule a sit-in contact:
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To apply for current open positions follow this link to the Riley County Police Department's Career Center: https://bit.ly/38OsYxE
In the Career Center, you will find current position openings, and/or you can "Join Our Talent Community" to be notified as soon as a position becomes available.
If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the Riley County Police Department is the place for you.
The RPCD Communications Center offers regionally competitive salaries, health insurance, dental insurance, and retirement benefits We are proud to offer education incentives, training opportunities, and supervisory roles.
Dispatcher I is responsible for call-taking including the 911 line and the administrative line. Dispatchers who are in this level do data entry such as inputting information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Dispatcher I employees receive NCIC training along with emergency medical and fire certification during their initial training cycle. Training for Dispatcher I candidates is about 3 months long. Current starting hourly rate for Dispatcher I: $17.33
Dispatcher II adds on radio dispatching for the Riley County Police Department, Riley County EMS, the Manhattan Fire Department, and Riley County Fire District #1. This additional work requires 3 months of training on top of the previous 3 months acquired in the Dispatch I level for an estimated total of 6 months. Current starting hourly rate for Dispatcher II: $19.10