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Dewey Beach Police Department

This Department constitutes an organization justified solely on the basis of community service to our general public. The apprehension of suspects committing criminal acts is only a portion of our responsibility. The greater percentage of our time will be expended assisting the law-abiding citizens of our community. We will consider it our duty to protect and defend the rights of our citizens of the Town of Dewey Beach to the best of our abilities. We will strive to achieve our goals, protect and support individual rights while at all times providing security for persons and property in our community.

The patrol division consists of three shifts. The Dewey Beach Police Department adds two additional shifts during the summer months to provide increased service to the residents and visitors of the town. A sergeant or lieutenant serves in the capacity of shift commander and is assisted by a senior officer assigned to each shift. The patrol division works three ten hour shifts and has three days off during the fall and winter months. The department changes the patrol division's shifts during the spring and summer months to five eight hour shifts followed by two days off. The shifts do not rotate between days and nights. Officers assigned to the patrol division are cross trained in various areas of including domestic violence, evidence collection, photography, accident investigation, patrol techniques, RADAR, DUI enforcement, missing persons and other related skills. These duties are included in the officers daily activities.

105 Rodney Avenue Dewey Beach, DE 19971

(302) 227-1110



Rehoboth Beach Police Department

The primary objectives of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department are to preserve life and property, enforce all federal, state, and local laws in an impartial manner, and maintain a safe and peaceful environment for the residents and guests of the city.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is dubbed the "Nation's Summer Capital" due to the large influx of tourists from the Washington, DC area. The Rehoboth Beach Police Department currently employs 18 full-time police officers and 9 full-time dispatchers. We also employ seasonal police officers to augment our full-time staff during the busy tourist season.

Rehoboth Beach Police Department
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 227-2577
Fax: (302) 227-6054
Parking Department: (302) 227-6184
City of Rehoboth Beach: (302) 227-6181
Alderman's Court #37: (302) 227-7917


Lewes Police Department

The Lewes Police Department is co-located with the City Administrative Offices and the Lewes Board of Public Works within the Lewes City Hall Building, 114 E. Third Street, Lewes, Delaware. The department consists of a police chief, thirteen full-time officers and an administrative assistant. Within the Department, there are several specialized units such as Criminal Investigation, Bicycle Patrol (seasonal), Beach Patrol (life guards) Meter Police, and a Canine Unit. Together, the members of the department provide high quality, professional community oriented police services to our citizens.


P. O. Box 227, Lewes, Delaware 19958

Phone (302) 645-6264

FAX (302) 645-1080

Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police Troop 7 is located on State Route 1 just outside Lewes. It provides full service policing to the residents on the eastern third of Sussex County. This area continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Currently, there are fifty-one uniformed officers, three civilian personnel and one volunteer assigned to Troop 7. Included among the fifty-one uniformed officers are three Troop Administrators and four members of the Sussex County Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU).

Delaware State Police: Troop 7 

18006 Coastal Highway Lewes, DE 19958