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. 

**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.

Note:  If you made it to the Oral Board Exercise but did not continue forward in the hiring process at any point past the 1st interview, you must wait 6 months to reapply.  


Please complete the application and email it to: be sure to write the word "Application" in the subject line.  Or you may 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 Workforce Center and must indicate an ability to type at least 16 wpm, net.  The Manhattan Workforce Center is located at 201 S. 4th Street, Suite K, Manhattan.  Please contact Terry at 785-539-5691 to schedule an appointment to take the typing test PRIOR to the application and typing test deadline.

Starting Salary for this position:  $3104.07/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 Police Officer hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application and typing test:  April 23, 2017

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application and typing test results are received.):  April 24, 2017 

Police 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.):  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6 pm.

Police Officer Board Exercise and Oral Boards (Top Passing Scores from the Written Exam are eligible):  May 2, 2017 and May 3, 2017.  You will need to be available for 3 hours on May 2nd, the first day of interviews: Either 8 am to 11 am OR 1 pm to 4 pm. You will then be scheduled for an hour interview either the afternoon on the first day (May 2nd) OR an hour interview between 8 am and 5 pm on the 2nd day (May 3rd). 

Pre-Physical Agility Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after May 4, 2017

Physical Agility Test:  May 16, 2017 at 10 am.

CVSA (Scheduled with those who pass the Physical Agility Test.):  To be scheduled starting May 17th

Background Investigations:  May 18th to June 1st

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively:  June 8th

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander Interview

Other Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander Interview

Hire Date:  July 23, 2017

Academy Dates:  July 31st to November 3, 2017

Riley County Agility Test - The Department reserves the right to make adjustments to the Agility Test as needed.

Job Description - POLICE OFFICER

Job Application - WORD

Job Application - PDF