Former Trooper Takes The Helm At Rehoboth Beach Patrol

Former Delaware State Police Sergeant, Jeffrey Giles takes the helm as Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain.

Giles, who began Feb. 1, is a 30-year veteran of the Delaware State Police. Among his many responsibilities was serving on the safety committee for the annual Special Olympics Delaware Lewes Polar Bear Plunge that takes place in Rehoboth Beach.

“Mr. Giles is already familiar with the City of Rehoboth Beach,” says Rehoboth Beach Police Chief Keith Banks. “Besides being familiar with our events, such as the Special Olympics, he served five summers as a member of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, including as a lieutenant, before he was with the State Police. As a longtime professional in law enforcement, he brings an extensive background in Homeland Security, emergency management, and training and education, which supports our goal in maintaining our community as a safe and welcoming one.”

Giles, a Delaware native, held several leadership positions in the DSP, including supervising the Maritime and Scuba units.

“Mr. Giles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience,” says City Manager Sharon Lynn. “He will be a great asset to our entire team. We look forward to working with him.”

“I am truly honored to be chosen for this role,” Giles says. “I feel as if I have come full circle. The Beach Patrol meant so much to me and helped me in my career to fulfill my dreams. Now, it is my turn to give back. And, I thank my wife and two daughters who are supporting me in this decision.”

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