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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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Henry M. Palmer, 80, of Ocean View, Del. was contacted by officers Sunday (10/16/16) evening after they were approached by a male victim who reported that Palmer exposed his genitals to him while masturbating in the Rehoboth Avenue Bandstand public restrooms.     

At around 4:30pm, an officer from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department was approached by a 37 year old male victim who advised the officer that he observed Palmer in the men’s restroom standing at a urinal, masturbating in full view.  The victim, alarmed by Palmer’s behavior, took a photo of Palmer and provided it to the police.  Officers were able to locate Palmer a short time later in the same public restroom.  

A subsequent investigation revealed that Palmer was also the suspect from a similar incident that occurred on January 8th, 2016.  The victim in this incident was a 56 year old male who reported to police that upon entering the same public restroom, he observed Palmer standing at a urinal masturbating.  The victim reported to police that he expressed his disapproval to Palmer, at which time he turned around placing his back to the urinal and exposed his genitals to the victim. 

Palmer was arrested for both incidents and charged with 2 counts of lewdness and 1 count of second degree indecent exposure, which are all misdemeanor offenses.  Palmer was released on a $600.00 unsecured bail.

Presented by Lt. Jaime Riddle.

October 17th, 2016

Ian T. Stradley, 32, of Millsboro, Del. was contacted by officers Sunday (10/16/16) afternoon after crossing Rehoboth Avenue...

September 27th, 2016

Jennie Lee D. Martin, 37, of Chevy Chase, Md. was contacted by officers Saturday (09/27/16) evening as she was walking...