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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

WHEN:  9 AM until 3 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WHERE:  Bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth.

WHAT:  DelDOT’s contractor, Pennoni will be inspecting the bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Rehoboth Avenue. The inspectors will be utilizing multiple short duration bridge openings throughout the day to complete inspections in areas only accessible while the bridge is open.  It is anticipated that two to three openings will be required. 

Motorists and pedestrians should expect delays when traveling in this area.  Rehoboth Avenue will remain open with no restrictions between the bridge openings.  Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be allowed to clear prior to beginning a new bridge opening.

DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center (TMC) monitors and adjusts traffic signals for heavy congestion or incidents.  Motorists can contact the TMC (24/7) at the following numbers:  Dial #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; and (302) 659-4600 or 1-800-324-8379. 

October 4th, 2018

The City of Rehoboth Beach has installed two new stop signs at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Second Street. The signs were added to provide safety to this intersection which is on a busy route. Please use extreme caution while drivers are becoming acquainted with the new signs. Please...

October 3rd, 2018

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department announces the return of the collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state and local law enforcement, to support the National Prescription Take-Back Initiative. The National Take-Back Initiative provides an opportunity for the public...