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The Rehoboth Beach Patrol


Established in 1921, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is considered one of the Nation’s leading Beach Patrols.  With over a 100 year history of excellence in safety,  a strong history in lifeguard competition achievements, and a fully operational Emergency Medical Unit, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is truly leading the way to tomorrow… and beyond.

The Rehoboth Beach Patrol is a department of the City of Rehoboth Beach.  It operates seasonally from Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through three weeks following Labor Day.

2024 Application Information

2024 Salary Starting at $17.50 hr with $1000 incentive bonus  

All persons interested in applying for the Rehoboth Beach Patrol need to fill out an application form and complete a tryout in the Spring of 2024.

Saturday March 9th 2024 – Sussex Academy High School 10:30 am

Saturday March 16th 2024 – Sussex County YMCA 10:00 am

Saturday April 13th 2024 – Lake Forest High School 9:00 am

If you have any questions contact Captain Giles by email ( or Cell phone (302)-530-7283.

Stand Location

Portable wooden lifeguard stands are positioned throughout the beach based on beach patron population. Two lifeguards are assigned to each stand; some areas that are highly populated have an additional stand staffed by one lifeguard, on a per diem basis.

Rehoboth Beach Headquarters is located on the Boardwalk at Baltimore Ave., just north of Rehoboth Ave. The headquarters houses an Emergency Medical Unit and the administrative offices.


The Rehoboth Beach Patrol utilizes state of the art GPS digital portable radios that are linked to the beach patrol communications center, located at the headquarters.

Beach Wheel Chairs

Contact the Beach Wheel Chair Supervisor @ 302-227-2280 for sign out information.  We do not take reservations, first come, first served on a daily basis.  Each beach shack contains 5 beach wheelchairs located on Maryland Avenue (North Boards) and Laurel Avenue (South Boards).  Beach Wheel Chairs Hours of Operation (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 7 days a week)




Currently, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is staffed with 55+ full-time seasonal lifeguards. Relief lifeguards supplement the full-time staff providing an additional 15-20 lifeguards, all of which are City of Rehoboth Beach employees.


The 2023 Leadership team is comprised of Captain Jeffrey Giles, 3 Chiefs, 5 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants, Junior Lifeguard Supervisor, as well as EMT’s and Headquarter staff that are assigned to the headquarters.