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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 19 full-time police officers and 11 full-time dispatchers. We also employ seasonal police officers to augment our full-time staff during the busy tourist season.

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The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is accepting applications for seasonal cadets. The application deadline for the 2021 summer season is March 26. Applications submitted after the deadline will be retained for the 2022 summer season.

Applicants must be able to attend the following mandatory training dates:

  • April 16 – April 18, 2021
  • April 23 – April 25, 2021
  • April 30 – May 2, 2021

Those applicants chosen for the bicycle patrol unit will be required to attend the following additional mandatory training dates:

  • May 7 – May 9, 2021

If you are interested in law enforcement, find out what qualifications you must meet and how to succeed by visiting for the employment application. For more information, please contact Marion Jones at [email protected] or 302-227-2577.

October 26th, 2020

Officers with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department collected 142 pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the DEA’s website reports...

October 21st, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues working today to assess and clean up an oil spill that came ashore yesterday at Broadkill Beach and has now affected several more southerly coastal locations, including Beach Plum Island near Cape Henlopen, the Roosevelt Inlet...