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 complete the application and a resume and email it to the Human Resources Technician, Dawn Barfuss, at:  Be sure to include the word, "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.   

Schedule the required typing test with your local Workforce/Job Center prior to the application, resume and typing test deadline.

                                                                      Communication Center Manager

                                                                     Starting salary:  $5538.51/month

                                       Application, resume and typing test closing date:  September 17, 2018

Riley County Police Department is seeking innovative, qualified applicants to fill current vacancies for the position of Communication Center Manager.  Must meet the requirements for both a Dispatcher and the Communication Center Manager.  Prerequisites: US Citizen, Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university is preferred, or 5 years of hands-on equivalent experience in emergency communications with 2 years supervisory experience or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job, ability to type 40 wpm, net, must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements including, but not limited to, drug screening, background investigation, psychological evaluation. 

This position requires a timed typing test.  The typing test must be taken at your local Job/Workforce Center and must indicate an ability to type at least 40 wpm, net.  The Manhattan Job Center is located at 201 S. 4th Street, Suite K, Manhattan.  Please contact 785-539-5691 to schedule an appointment to take the typing test PRIOR to the application and typing test deadline.

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.

The time line for the Communication Center Manager process:

Deadline to submit an application, resume and typing test:  Monday, September 17, 2018

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application and typing test results are received.):  midnight on September 19, 2018

Application/resume review:  September 24th to September 28th

Dispatcher Oral Board Interview: This is an individual interview.  Must be available for 45 minutes:  To be scheduled.  Tentatively, October 8th to October 15th. (between 8 am and 5 pm.)

CVSA (Scheduled with those who are recommended by the Oral Review Board.):  To be scheduled starting October 22, 2108

Background Investigations:  Tentatively October 22nd to November 5th

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively:  November 8, 2018

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after November 14, 2018

Other Medical Testing:  To be scheduled.

Hire Date:  Tentatively: December 2, 2018

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

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

EOE-VPE-Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

Job Description - Communication Center Manager

Job Description - Dispatcher

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD