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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

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is getting some help to stay fit on the job. Chief Keith Banks accepted a donation from the Country Club Estates Property Owners Association on October 19th of $500. The money will be used to expand the department’s fitness center. Officers say having the fitness center makes it easy to work out before and after their shifts. The exercise equipment is open to officers and civilian employees of the police department. “We are very appreciative of the property owners association,” Chief Banks said. “We have a great working relationship.” For more information about the Country Club Property Owners Association, please visit

(l-r) Chief Keith Banks, Country Club Estates Property Owners Association Board Members Susan Gay, Gary Glass, and Barry Brandt


October 11th, 2018

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...

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...