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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 International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) released a new version of the Police Priority Dispatch System (PPDS). The Rehoboth Beach Police Department 911 Dispatchers implemented PPDS November 1, 2018. PPDS is built upon the speed and precision of each preceding version to enhance the ability of Emergency Police Dispatchers to gather the most appropriate and accurate information to assess scene safety so field responders can act effectively. The updated PPDS has more than 200 changes from the previous version.

The new version introduces its most versatile and flexible protocol to date. It allows for greater agency control over operational decisions within the center and in the field. PPDS also provides protocol refinement throughout each complaint to speed up call processing while still obtaining the relevant information needed in today’s police call processing environment. Several new protocol pathways were added to streamline call processing for custody issues, threats, harassment where the suspect was never on the scene or is unknown, and fraud/forgery committed by electronic means, through the mail, or on the telephone. This gives agencies the opportunity to make the protocols more conducive to their agency and geographic area. The IAED is responsible for updating and maintaining the separate protocol dispatch systems for law enforcement, fire, and medical emergency communication systems used in more than 62,000 centers worldwide. 

November 8th, 2018

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is the Marine Corps’ premier community action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes. Over the years, it has become a traditional part of the annual Christmas holiday season within communities nationwide. The message...

November 6th, 2018

Kiona Cypress, 26, of Rehoboth Beach, Del. was charged with resisting arrest Monday (11/05/18) evening after she punched and fled from a Rehoboth Beach Police officer during an investigative stop. At around 6:00pm, Rehoboth Beach Police were call to the Royal Farms in the 400 block of Rehoboth...