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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 now hiring police cadets for the 2020 summer season. Cadets will enforce all federal, state and local laws and ordinances of the City; patrol areas on foot, conduct property checks, investigate suspicious conditions and complaints, make arrests, perform plainclothes assignments to detect criminal/civil violations, prosecute cases before local and state courts, direct traffic and perform other duties as directed by the Chief of Police or your immediate supervisor.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be 19 years of age by June 1, 2020.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Driver's License and be free from any criminal arrest or felony traffic arrests.
  • Prefer applicants with an interest in future law enforcement/criminal justice careers. 

Hiring Process

  • Completed Application.
  • Criminal Background Check.
  • Written Test and Cheif's Interview.
  • Applicants must be able to attend all mandatory training dates:  April 17th, 18th, 19th, April 24th, 25th, 26th, May 2nd, and 3rd, 2020. 
  • If given a Conditional Offer of Employment candidate must pass a psychological exam and drug test paid by the City and a physical exam paid by the applicant. 


  • Comprehensive training course in compliance with the Delaware Council on Police Training.
  • Competitive hourly wage.
  • Paid for training time.
  • Uniforms supplied.
  • Specialized bike patrol unit assignments.

Applications are available at 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach or visit


Direct all Inquiries and Applications to:

Ms. Marion Jones, Office of the Chief

229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-2577

[email protected]

The City of Rehoboth Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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