Thank you for your interest in employment with the Riley County Police Department.  Below you will find information on how to apply, as well as, the typing test requirements.  Note:  If you made it to the Oral Boards, in the last process, but did not continue forward, you must wait 6 months to reapply for this position.

Please complete the application 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. 

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 16 wpm, net.  The Manhattan Job Center is located at 201 S. 4th Street, Suite K, Manhattan.  Please call 785-539-5691 to schedule an appointment to take the typing test PRIOR to the application and typing test deadline.

                                                                  CORRECTIONS OFFICER

                                                           CO Recruit Salary:  $2,643.92/month

                                            Salary upon release from training:  $3,060.67/month

                                      Education Pay for a Bachelor's Degree or higher once released from training:  $200/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 Corrections Officer hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application and typing test: Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application and typing test results are received.):  midnight on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Corrections 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.): Monday, February 3, 2020

Corrections Officer Oral Boards (Top Passing Scores from the Written Exam are eligible):  You must be available for one hour: Wednesday, February 5th (between 8 am and 3 pm) OR Thursday, February 6th (between 8 am and 5 pm)

Pre-Physical Agility Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after Oral Board, will need to be available for 45 minutes on TBD

Physical Agility Test: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9 am.

CVSA (Scheduled with those who pass the Physical Agility Test.):  To be scheduled after passing the Physical Agility Test.

Background InvestigationsTentatively, February 14th to March 2nd

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively, March 5th

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after Division Commander Interview

Other Medical Testing:  TBD

Tentative Hire date:  March 29, 2020

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

Riley County Agility Test - The Riley County Police Department reserves the right to adjust the Agility Course as needed.

Job Description - Correction Officer

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD