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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

DelDOT will offer six of their bike safety checkpoints at the J1 student dinners this summer, and two of them will be in Rehoboth at St. Edmond's Church. The dates are Wednesdays, June 20 and July 11. The dinners begin at 5:30 p.m. Students can have their bikes checked for safety, have lights installed, and get a helmet. The Rehoboth Beach Police are working to help keep locals and visitors safe. The checkpoint, although located at a student dinner, is available to everyone. For more information, please visit

June 19th, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with a spectacular firework display by Zambelli Fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. The fireworks are launched from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue and visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. Please be in town early...

June 9th, 2018

Robert D. Kellam II, 28, of Dover, Del. was charged with resisting arrest Wednesday night (06/06/18) after fleeing from officers multiple times and leading them on a foot pursuit that covered over three city blocks following an officer’s attempt to get him to stop skateboarding on the Boardwalk. At...