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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.

Latest Police Updates

khalsa theft

On Saturday 02/14/15 at approximately 4:30pm, Rehoboth Police responded to Khalsa Jewelers in the 100 block of Rehoboth Avenue in reference to a fraudulent check. Through the course of investigation it was determined that the suspect (shown in picture) entered the business at approximately 2:45pm and provided a check in the amount of $19,800 for a 14kt gold diamond bracelet. After the suspect left with the bracelet, it was determined that the check was written from a closed account, and the phone number listed on the check was disconnected. The suspect, described as white male in his 50’s, with dark hair, wearing a dark colored business suit, glasses and blue button down shirt left the location in an unknown direction. While at the location, the suspect made several statements about purchasing local real estate and opening a business and is possibly from the District of Columbia area. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Tyler Whitman at the Rehoboth Beach Police Department at (302) 227-2577 or Crime Stoppers at

February 19th, 2015

On 02/07/15 at approximately 10:30 pm Rehoboth Police responded to the 100 block of North First Street for a reported theft...

February 12th, 2015

On 02/09/15, Rehoboth Beach Police arrested Braedon Zinser, 26 of Rehoboth and Morgan Gunser, 22 of Rehoboth for their roles...