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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 Saturday afternoon (05/12/18) officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department responded to a personal injury accident in which a motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of King Charles Avenue and Hickman Street.  

At around 2:30pm, Jack Sampson, 33, of Rehoboth Beach, Del. was driving a 2002 Honda Motorcycle north on King Charles Avenue approaching Hickman Street.  At the same time, Bradley Wright, 40, of Sterling, Va. was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer west on Hickman Street approaching the stop sign at King Charles Avenue. Wright failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and entered the roadway of King Charles Avenue as Sampson was passing through the intersection.  As a result, the front of Wright’s Trailblazer struck the right side of Sampson and his motorcycle ejecting him into the roadway.       

As a result of the collision, Sampson was transported from the scene to Beebe Medical Campus for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

Wright, who was not injured during the collision, was issued a traffic citation for failing to remain stopped at a stop sign. 


May 3rd, 2018

Greg Tietmeyer, a dispatcher with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, recently received an ED-Q certification from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). To be certified, Tietmeyer met eligibility requirements which included a combination of experience, education and...

April 30th, 2018

In just half a day on Saturday, April 28, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department collected 86 pounds of prescription drugs as part of Drug Take Back Day. “It’s a good indicator of how much surplus medication is out there,” said Chief Keith Banks. Officers send the medications to be incinerated, which...