Seasonal Police Officer

Job Description

As a seasonal police officer, you will enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and city; patrol areas during specific periods on foot; check doors and windows and examine premises of unoccupied buildings or residences for signs of entry; investigate suspicious conditions and complaints; make arrests, perform plainclothes assignments to detect illicit alcohol, drug and other criminal activity; prosecute cases before the Alderman's Court of the City of Rehoboth Beach, Justice of the Peace Courts, Court of Common Pleas and Grand Jury for Sussex County; direct traffic; and perform other duties as directed by the Chief of Police or your immediate supervisor.

For more details and information. please see the PDF icon Seasonal Officer Information Packet


You must be at least nineteen (19) years of age by June 1, 2019; have a valid driver’s license; have no DUI convictions within the past 24 months; no revocation or suspension of your driver’s license in the past 12 months; no careless, reckless or inattentive driving in the past 12 months; no conviction of any criminal misdemeanor charges within the past 12 months and be free of any felony traffic arrest record. You must pass a written entry-level police officer examination (minimum passing score:70); pass a broad spectrum drug screening test and satisfactorily complete a psychological evaluation; both the drug test and psychological evaluation will be paid for by the City of Rehoboth Beach. If given a Conditional Job Offer, you must present a note from a physician stating you are in good physical condition.

You will be required to attend mandatory orientation/training sessions held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 26th, 27th & 28th; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd May 4th & 5th; & Saturday and Sunday, May 11th & 12th 2019.​

Each seasonal police officer hired will be expected to work from Memorial Day through Labor Day, inclusive. You will work eighty (80) hours every two weeks, on a rotating shift schedule.  At the discretion of the Chief of Police, some officers, depending upon availability and need, will be permitted to work on weekends from Labor Day Weekend through October 2019.    


You will be trained in accordance with Delaware State Law.  This training will be presented by certified instructors from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department and other appropriate agencies.  The training hours are in compliance with the Delaware Council on Police Training (COPT). This will cover city and state laws, Police Discipline and Courtesy, Patrol Procedures and Manual Traffic Control, Criminal Law, Laws of Arrest, Search, and Seizure, Report Writing, Emergency Care, Courtroom Procedures and Demeanor, Fingerprinting and Photography, Drug Investigation, and Weaponless Defense.

To Apply

To apply, please download and complete the following items contained in the PDF icon Seasonal Officer Information Packet

  1. The Application
  2. The Release of Information Form
  3. The Background Questionnaire

When completed, please return all documents to:

Rehoboth Beach Police Department
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 or until all positions have been filled.

If you have any questions, contact Miss Marion Jones, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 302-227-2577 or by email at [email protected]