Latest Police Updates

January 8th, 2021

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is accepting applications for seasonal cadets. The application deadline for the 2021 summer season is March 26. Applications submitted after the deadline will be retained for the 2022 summer season. Applicants must be able to attend the following mandatory...

October 26th, 2020

Officers with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department collected 142 pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the DEA’s website reports...

October 21st, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues working today to assess and clean up an oil spill that came ashore yesterday at Broadkill Beach and has now affected several more southerly coastal locations, including Beach Plum Island near Cape Henlopen, the Roosevelt Inlet...

September 30th, 2020

On Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rehoboth Beach Police Department will join with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to provide you with a safe and legal way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. Simply bring them to the collection site in the...

September 28th, 2020

The Rehoboth Beach Police Dispatch (911) Center is currently fully operational; however, in the event of future outages citizens are reminded that they can report an emergency via text to 911 or call our administrative phone line at 302-227-2577. Thank you for your patience during the outage. -end...

August 18th, 2020

Paul B. Croft 3rd, 54, of Lewes, Del. was arrested Monday (08/17/20) afternoon on felony theft warrants stemming from an incident that occurred on July 31 st , 2020 outside the Royal Farms located in the 400 block of Rehoboth Avenue. During the early evening hours of July 30 th , 2020 the 80 year...

August 5th, 2020

Patricio A. Bautista, 33, of Millsboro, Del. was arrested late Monday (08/03/20) evening for his fifth offense of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for committing a traffic violation. At around 11:00pm, a Rehoboth Beach Police officer observed Bautista, who was...

June 29th, 2020

Ade Smith, 38, of Chester, Pa. and Timothy Lunn, 54, of Vestal, Ny. were arrested Thursday on multiple charges related to suspected drug dealing concluding a three day investigation by the Rehoboth Beach Police Department originating from a suspicious package complaint. On Tuesday, June 23 rd at...

June 27th, 2020

Early Saturday afternoon the Rehoboth Beach Police Department was alerted by internal law enforcement resources to an inappropriate, racially based post on a social media platform by one of its off-duty seasonal employees. While the post has been widely circulated, we will not amplify this type of...

June 9th, 2020

In the 17 th modification of his COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration, Governor Carney opened Delaware beaches and boardwalks on May 22 nd , 2020 with the regulation that face coverings are required on boardwalks. Since that time the Rehoboth Beach Police Department has made numerous efforts to...

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