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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

A longtime member of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, Sergeant Benjamin Mitchell, has ended his watch over the community, as he recently retired from the force. Mitchell retired March 18 after 30 years of serving the City of Rehoboth Beach. His time with the department had him assigned as a detective, and he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002. “We want to thank him for his unending service and tireless commitment to serving his community,” said Rehoboth Police Chief Keith Banks. Mitchell has seen many changes and progress in law enforcement over the years. “I have enjoyed my job and the good friends I have worked alongside. I wish them all success in their careers and to be safe,” said Mitchell. Although Mitchell is retiring from law enforcement, he still plans to be active in the community. In 1989, Mitchell started a police athletic league that included a wrestling team, coed basketball, and flag football. The league grew into the Henlopen Hammers Wrestling Club which Mitchell still runs. In the fall and winter, Mitchell will be working with 302Sports.com producing and announcing high school athletic events throughout the state. “What I’ll miss most is spending time with the good people I’ve worked with through the years,” said Mitchell. “I’m looking forward to relaxing with my wife Kristen and son Trey. After years of shift work I will be home for dinner every night with my family.”

Sergeant Benjamin Mitchell

April 17th, 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...

March 27th, 2018

Evan R. Mock, 30, of Lewes, Del. was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and any drug, as well as, failing to stop for police, a felony, after a Rehoboth Beach Police officer attempted to stop him for committing multiple traffic violations. On Sunday (03/25/18) at around 1:40am, an...