Police Department FAQs

Q: How do I obtain a Bonfire Permit?
Permits for bonfires on the beach will be issued only to a person 18 years of age or older who is a resident, property owner or renter of accommodations within the corporate limits of the Town of Fenwick Island (with copy of rental/lease agreement). Permits are fifty dollars ($75) per each bonfire (nonrefundable). A one hundred dollar ($100) deposit is also required that will be refunded provided there have not been any infractions. Contact the Police Department at 302-539-2000.


Q: How do I get a copy of a police report?
The Fenwick Island Police Department has an established policy regarding the release of information. More…


Q: If my keys are locked in my vehicle, can the Fenwick Island Police open my vehicle for me?
No; however, the Fenwick Island Police Department will assist you in obtaining the services necessary, such as a certified locksmith, to unlock your vehicle.


Q: How do I contact the State Police for a non-emergency matter?
You may contact the Sussex County Communications Center at (302) 855-2980.


Q: How can I get community alerts by email or on my cell phone?
NIXLE is a Community Information Service that alerts you to public safety threats and community events via web, email and cell phone. Sign up at Nixle.com. More…


Q: Looking for Disaster Response Information?
FEMA’s Website contains important information on how to prepare for natural disasters. This information is valuable for residents and businesses. Check it out! More…


Q: Can I get a Fenwick Island Police Department patch?
No – the Fenwick Island Police Department patch is not available to the general public.