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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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Rehoboth Beach Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that fled the scene of a hit and run collision in the early morning hours of August 1st, 2018. 

Through investigative efforts Rehoboth Beach Police believe that at around 1:30am a silver Chevrolet Tracker, possibly a model year 2002-2005, struck a vehicle parked along the shoulder of Sussex Street just east of Fourth Street.  As a result of the collision, the struck vehicle was forced onto the shoulder of the roadway and sustained extensive, disabling damage. 

Parts of the Chevrolet Tracker were left behind on scene and are pictured. Also pictured is a representation of the make, model, and style of the suspect vehicle. 

It is unknown if the operator of the vehicle was injured in the collision.

Anyone with information as to the location of the vehicle or the identity of the owner and/or operator is asked to please contact Cpl. Jeffrey Bixler at (302) 227-2577 or submit a tip through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-847-3333 or online at Anyone with information can also submit a tip online to the Rehoboth Beach Police Department via our webpage at

Anyone having contact with the suspect vehicle is asked to immediately call 911. 

Release by PIO Lt. Jaime Riddle. 

August 3rd, 2018

Justin C. Anders, 39, of Bear, Del. was arrested Wednesday (08/01/18) evening after the vehicle he was driving collided with a parked car in the second block of Olive Avenue and rolled onto its roof. At around 9:30pm Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the second block of Olive Avenue for a report...

July 27th, 2018

Tyrone S. Bell, 48, of Georgetown, Del. was arrested Thursday (07/26/18) evening after being involved in a domestic dispute during which he took his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle. At around 6:45pm Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the first block of Olive Avenue where a female was reporting that she...