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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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On Friday (06/21/19) at around 10am, the pictured suspect approached a food & beverage retail store in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue and removed a tip jar from the front counter.

The primary suspect, a black male wearing a dark colored camouflage hooded jacket, black, white & red athletic shorts, and dark shoes was accompanied by another black male wearing jean shorts and a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Both males fled the scene north across Rehoboth Avenue on foot.

Anyone who can provide any information as to the identity and/or location of the suspects is asked to please contact Cpl. Jeffrey Bixler at (302) 227-2577. Anyone with information can also submit a tip online to the Rehoboth Beach Police Department via our webpage at You can remain anonymous.

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

Release by PIO Lt. Jaime Riddle. 

June 12th, 2019

The 33rd ANNUAL STATEWIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS involving over 500 Law Enforcement Officers and spanning 160 miles will be held between Wednesday, June 12th and Friday, June 14th. The 2019 event is the 33rd annual Torch Run, and in its history, Delaware Law Enforcement will...

June 6th, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, with a spectacular firework display by Zambelli Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are launched from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue and visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. Please be in town early...