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. You must indicate an ability to type a minimum of 16 wpm, net. Due to COVID-19 Workforce Center closures please visit to complete the 5-minute sentence typing test. Please email results to Dawn Barfuss at the email address above.

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 current, Part-time, Police Service Aide hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application and typing test: Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application and typing test results are received.):  midnight on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Police Service Aide Boards (Top Candidates will be scheduled for the 1st interview):  You must be available for one hour, on August 27th or August 28th.

Pre-employment Job-related Medical Testing: To be scheduled after Oral Board, will need to be available for an hour on either August 31st, Sept. 1st, Sept. 2nd or Sept. 3rd.

Physical Agility Test:  Sept. 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm.

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

Background Investigations: Tentatively Sept. 11th to Sept. 25th.

Division Commander Interview:  Tentatively Oct. 6th.

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after Division Commander Interview

Other Medical Testing:  To be scheduled

Tentative Hire date:  TBD

**THERE WILL BE A 40 HOUR MANDATORY TRAINING WEEK THAT WILL BE SCHEDULED. THIS TRAINING IS REQUIRED. The date/time for this training will be posted as soon as the dates are confirmed.

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 - Police Service Aide

Job Application - WORD

Job Application - PDF