Careers

Immediate Openings Include:

  • Seasonal Police Cadets (Application Deadline of March 24th, 2020)

The City of Rehoboth Beach is a resort community in the State of Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean. There is a year-round population of approximately 1400 residents. However, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the daily population increases to 35-40,000 tourists and vacationers, and often reaches 80,000 or more on peak holiday weekends. Obviously, this increase in population brings with it additional law enforcement problems and concerns. Our current authorized strength is 18 full-time sworn police officers. 

The Rehoboth Beach Police recruitment process for Police Officers and Seasonal Police Cadets is a competitive endeavor and requires our agency to identify highly qualified applicants for employment consideration. Our community expects and deserves the employment of only those who possess the highest degree of judgment, maturity, integrity and credibility. 

Full-Time Police Officer 

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department always accepts applications for the position of police officer. Although the department only conducts a hiring process when manpower needs dictate, you can submit your application to the office of the Chief of Police at any time, and it will be kept on file until its eligibility expires.  Applications are eligible for the calendar year in which they are filed.  Applicants who wish to remain eligible must submit an updated application each calendar year.  

In order to apply, applicants must fully complete the RBPD Employment Application Packet for sworn personnel:

PDF icon RBPD Officer Application Packet

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

Email to: [email protected]  (ALL emailed application packets must be signed and scanned.  No electronic signatures will be accepted.) 

Applicant Information

Questions and inquires can be directed to Marion Jones via telephone at (302) 227-2577 or by email at [email protected]

Seasonal Police Cadet

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department always accepts applications for the position of seasonal police cadet. The department conducts an annual hiring process for police cadets. The application deadline for the 2020 summer season is March 24th, 2020.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be retained for the 2021 summer season.  

Applicants MUST be able to attend the following mandatory training dates:

April 17th - April 19th, 2020

April 24th - April 26th, 2020

May 2nd - May 3rd, 2020

Those applicants chosen for the Bicycle Patrol Unit will be required to attend the following additional mandatory training dates:

May 8th - May 10th, 2020

In order to apply, applicants must fully complete the RBPD Employment Application Packet for sworn personnel:

PDF icon RBPD Officer Application Packet 

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

Email to: [email protected]  (ALL emailed application packets must be signed and scanned.  No electronic signatures will be accepted.) 

Applicant Information

Questions and inquires can be directed to Marion Jones via telephone at (302) 227-2577 or by email at [email protected]

Dispatcher

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department always accepts applications for the position of dispatcher. Although the department only conducts a hiring process when manpower needs dictate, you can submit your application to the office of the Communications Supervisor at any time, and it will be kept on file until its eligibility expires.  Applications are eligible for the calendar year in which they are filed.  Applicants who wish to remain eligible must submit an updated application each calendar year.  

In order to apply, applicants must fully complete the RBPD Dispatcher Application Packet for civilian personnel:

PDF icon RBPD Dispatcher Application Packet 

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:  Tammy Ketterman – Communications Supervisor

229 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Email to: [email protected]  (ALL emailed application packets must be signed and scanned.  No electronic signatures will be accepted.) 

Applicant Information

Questions and inquires can be directed to Communications Supervisor Tammy Ketterman via telephone at (302) 227-2577 or by email at [email protected]