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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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As a seasonal police officer, you will enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and city; patrol areas during specific periods on foot; check doors and windows and examine premises of unoccupied buildings or residences for signs of entry; investigate suspicious conditions and complaints; make arrests, perform plainclothes assignments to detect illicit alcohol, drug and other criminal activity; prosecute cases before the Alderman's Court of the City of Rehoboth Beach, Justice of the Peace Courts, Court of Common Pleas and Grand Jury for Sussex County; direct traffic; and perform other duties as directed by the Chief of Police or your immediate supervisor.

For more details and information, please see the Seasonal Officer Information Packet.

January 7th, 2019

Early Monday morning (01/07/19) Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the 100 block of Rehoboth Avenue to check the welfare of a suicidal subject located inside an apartment building which led to a barricade situation. With the assistance of multiple agencies, police were able to bring the incident...

November 28th, 2018

The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) released a new version of the Police Priority Dispatch System (PPDS). The Rehoboth Beach Police Department 911 Dispatchers implemented PPDS November 1, 2018. PPDS is built upon the speed and precision of each preceding version to enhance the...