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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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Beebe Healthcare will offer free flu clinics for the community starting in September. Influenza viruses are always changing so annual vaccination is recommended. Each year scientists try to match the viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu that year. Vaccinations will be provided to adults only (18 and over) at the clinics and are free of charge. Parents should contact their children's physician or the Division of Public Health for information about pediatric vaccinations.

September 17th, 2018

Gavin A. Coates, 48, of Oxford, Pa. was arrested Friday (09/14/18) evening for a third offense of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after committing a traffic violation on Rehoboth Avenue. Just after 9:00pm a Rehoboth Beach Police officer observed Coates, who was operating a silver...

September 11th, 2018

Harry D. Johnson Jr., 50, of Milton, Del. was arrested early Tuesday (09/11/18) morning after an investigation revealed that he broken into a residence in the 100 block of Hickman Street and remove property from inside. On Monday (09/10/18) evening at around 9:40pm, officers responded to an...