STARTING SALARY:    $3,561.37/month

                                                          **Note:  This is a non-sworn, full-time position.

Typical duties include responding to major crime scenes, collection and analysis of physical evidence; preserving and documenting crime scenes and evidence through photography, measuring and scale drawings, processing evidence in the Department's lab, preparing detailed, written reports, maintaining and ensuring the response readiness of various evidence kits, crime scene vehicles, equipment and evidence processing areas.  

INCUMBENT IS REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO DUTY AS NEEDED ON A 24 HOUR BASIS.  (For the complete job description, see below.)

**Our Department is working to streamline the hiring process and application receipt response times.  With that in mind, your patience is appreciated.  As with any new system, it takes time.  If you have applied for a position within our Department, you will receive an email by April 14, 2017.  In the meantime, if you have not completed the application and typing test, information is listed below.

Please complete the online application and schedule the required typing test by the deadline of Monday, April 23, 2017.  Applications should be emailed to: in the subject line write the word: Application.  Or you may return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502.  The typing test must be taken at your local Workforce Center and must indicate an ability to type at least 16 wpm, net.  If you have difficulties finding a Workforce Center in your area, please contact Dawn Barfuss at the email address above.

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 Crime Scene Investigator/Lab Tech hiring process is as follows:  

Deadline to submit the application/typing test:  Sunday, April 23, 2017

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (will be emailed to you after your application is received.):  - midnight on -Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CSI Lab/Technician Interviews (Only those applicants who have met the prior deadlines are eligible for further consideration.):  APPLICATION REVIEW DELAYED - Will update as soon as possible.

CVSA (Scheduled with those who are recommended forward from the Inteview.):  To be scheduled 

Background Investigations:  To be scheduled

Division Commander Review and Recommendation:  To be scheduled

Psychological Evaluation:  Tentatively:  May 24th

Other Medical Testing:  To be scheduled 

Hire Date:  To be scheduled

Thank you for your interest in the CSI/Lab Technician position with the Riley County Police Department.

Job Description

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD