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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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The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the male and female pictured in the photo. 

The Rehoboth Beach Police are investigating a theft that occurred at the Beach Arcade on Saturday, July14th, 2018 at around 1:30pm.  Through the use of video surveillance, investigators were able to develop the individuals pictured as suspects in the theft.  It is important to note that the female pictured reportedly has blue and purple colored hair.          

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects pictured is asked to please contact Lt. William Sullivan 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 suspects is asked to immediately call 911. 

Release by PIO Lt. Jaime Riddle. 

July 20th, 2018

Karisma D. Wynn Sheeler, 23, of Montgomery Village, Md. was charged with two counts of felony level resisting arrest Thursday evening (07/19/18) after police attempted to stop her for questioning in connection with a shoplifting investigation. At around 3:41pm, a Rehoboth Beach Police foot patrol...

July 20th, 2018

Martin Tuohy, 45, of Middletown, Del. turned himself into Rehoboth Beach police Thursday evening (07/19/18) and was charged for his actions in the eight vehicle collision that occurred in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue on July 7th, 2018. Following a nearly two week investigation, Rehoboth...