Thank you for your interest in a Police Service Aide position with the Riley County Police Department.                                                                     

 **Note:  This is a non-sworn, part-time position.  However, you will need to commit to training the week of August 7th to August 11th, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm for that week only. 

Starting pay:  $15/HR                                                        

Please complete the online application and schedule the required typing test by the deadline of Tuesday, May 30, 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 tentative time line for the Police Service Aide position is as follows:  

Deadline to submit the application/typing test:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (will be emailed to you after your application is received.):  - midnight on - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Police Service Aide Boards (Only those applicants who have met the prior deadlines are eligible for further consideration.):  Tentatively, June 8th and 9th.

CVSA (Scheduled with those who are recommended forward from the Inteview.):  To be scheduled after June 9th

Background Investigations:  June 22nd to July 6th

Division Commander Interview and Recommendation:  Tentatively, July 7th

Psychological Evaluation:  To be scheduled after July 7th

Other Medical Testing:  To be scheduled 

Hire Date:  Tentatively, July 30, 2107

Job Description

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD