Police Officer Compensation & Benefits

Rehoboth Beach Police officers earn one of the most competitive compensation and benefits packages in the area, including:

  • A starting salary of $60,008 ($28.88/hour) for non-certified officers and $63,609 ($30.88/hour) for certified officers. Starting salary may be higher depending on years of COPT-certified experience.
  • Participation in the County & Municipal Police Pension Plan, under which an officer is eligible for retirement upon completion of 20 years of credited service.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans available for officers and their families.
  • Generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Paid holidays and overtime with numerous opportunities for extra duty assignments at $75/hour.
  • Union membership (Teamster Local 326).
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities with a well-equipped fitness center.
  • Opportunities for advancement and specialty assignments, such as detective, school resource officer, drone team, etc.
  • 12-hour shifts.
  • Education reimbursement opportunities.
  • All equipment provided, including newly designed uniforms with Blauer Armorskin outer vest carriers and suspension system.



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