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The primary objectives of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department are to preserve life and property, enforce all federal, state, and local laws in an impartial manner, and maintain a safe and peaceful environment for the residents and guests of the city.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is dubbed the "Nation's Summer Capital" due to the large influx of tourists from the Washington, DC area.   The Rehoboth Beach Police Department currently employs 17 full-time police officers and 9 full-time dispatchers. We also employ seasonal police officers to augment our full-time staff during the busy tourist season.

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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at approximately 4:15 p.m. a Rehoboth Beach Police Officer on patrol in an unmarked police vehicle observed Gina L. Sautter, 44 of Rehoboth in the area of Wilmington Avenue and First Street acting in a suspicious manner.  The officer parked his vehicle on the opposite corner of the roadway to maintain surveillance on the subject.  After a short period of time, Sautter was observed lifting the rear coin cover of a Cape Gazette newspaper box and placing her hand into the coin area in an attempt to remove coins.  Sautter, who was released from Baylor Women's Correctional Institute one day prior, was taken into custody without incident and charged with attempted theft.  Sautter was released after a relative posted a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in the Court of Common Pleas at a later date.   Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Lt. William L. Sullivan at (302) 227-2577.


October 1st, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Rehoboth Police responded to M-Squared, 146 Rehoboth Avenue in reference to a theft of a...

September 2nd, 2014

The incident is still being investigated but here are the facts of the case thus far; On Saturday 08/30/14 at approximately...