Careers

NOW HIRING SEASONAL POLICE CADETS

Start your law enforcement career with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department!

Rehoboth Beach Police Department cadets go places: Former cadets now work at law enforcement agencies across the country, including the FBI, DEA, Border Patrol, Secret Service, and Delaware State Police. We hire only the top candidates, those who possess the highesst degree of judgment, maturity, integrity, and credibility, to help serve and protect the Nation's Summer Capital. If you've got what it takes, apply today: The deadline for applications for the summer 2022 season is April 6.​

There are lots of great reasons to kickstart your law enforcement career in Rehoboth Beach:

  • competitive wages: at least $16/hour with experience bonuses (find more information about compensation and benefits)
  • gain experience and earn valuable references for future police employment
  • get paid while being trained
  • work with and be mentored by full-time officers
  • all uniforms and equipment are provided
  • the Nation's Summer Capital is your workplace!

Qualifications and requirements

In order to be elligible to be hired by the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, cadet candidates must:

  • be at least 19 by June 1, 2022
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be a high school graduate
  • possess a valid driver's license
  • have no felony or domestic violence convictions
  • submit a completed application
  • pass a written examination and modified background investigation.

Additional qualifications
Hiring process

All applications must be typed.  Upon completion, all application packets must be mailed, hand delivered, or scanned and emailed to:

Rehoboth Beach Police Department
Attn:  Marion Jones – Office of the Chief of Police
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

All emailed application packets must be signed, scanned, and sent to [email protected]. No electronic signatures will be accepted. 

Questions? Email or call Marion Jones at 302-227-2577.

Training sessions are mandatory

Candidates who are conditionally hired must attend all of the following training sessions: (Remember, you'll be getting paid while being trained.) 

  • April 22-24
  • April 29-May1
  • May 6-8

 

Those candidates selected for bike patrol also will train May 13-15.

RBPD made a difference in launching these law enforcement careers

“Immediately after graduating from college, I was hired by the Delaware State Police. I already had some police experience from working with RBPD, and I know it better prepared me for the transition from the police academy to field training to working on my own.” - Det. Jessica Mitchell, Delaware State Police

“Being a seasonal police officer with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department was a great learning experience and molded me into the officer I am today.” - Ofc. Jenifer Ceja, University of Delaware Police

“The time spent as a seasonal officer for the Rehoboth Beach Police Department was the most rewarding in my life and solidified my career choice as a police officer.” - Ofc. Dominic Scarpone, Middletown Police Department

“I credit the training and experience I gained from seasonal employment with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department for establishing the foundation for a successful career. Thank you, RBPD.” - Lt. Col. Daniel K. Meadows, Delaware State Police

"As a seasonal officer with the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, I was able to work alongside full-time officers, and gained the experience and fundamentals necessary to confidently start a full-time career in law enforcement.” - Deputy Alyson Jackson, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office

Full-Time Police Officer 

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department currently has no openings for full-time officers. Please check back to this page regularly for updates and information about available positions.

Dispatcher

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department currently has no openings for dispatchers. Please check back to this page regularly for updates and information about available positions.