Thank you for your interest in the Public Information Officer position with the Riley County Police Department.

**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.

This may be a Sworn or Non-Sworn position and the requirements are listed for both in the attached job description.  

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.  The application should be emailed to Dawn Barfuss at be sure to include the word "Application" in the subject line.

Starting Salary for this position: $3,104.07/month  

The tentative time line for this hiring process is as follows:

Deadline to submit an Application and Typing Test:  May 1, 2017

Deadline to complete the Culture Index Survey (this will be sent via email once application and typing test are received):  May 3, 2017

Complete Application Review:  May 4th - May 5th

Public Information Officer Oral Boards:  Tentatively, May 11th

CVSA Exam:  To be scheduled the week of May 15th

Background Investigations:  May 15th to May 29th

Division Commander Interviews:  Tentatively, June 1, 2017

Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after June 1, 2017

Hire Date:  July 2, 2017

Please review the attached Job Description and Automatic Disqualifier List prior to 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.

 Please complete the application and email it to: or you may return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502.

RCPD is an EOE~Women & Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

Job Description - Public Information Officer

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD