Sheriff Ed McMahon

Welcome to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is the principal law enforcement agency of New Hanover County, providing service to over 200,000 people within 185 square miles. The Sheriff’s Office patrols the county, investigates crimes, apprehends criminals, and provides custody or control for arrested defendants, both pre-trial and sentenced. The Sheriff is responsible for courtroom security, service of civil process, transportation of prisoners and mental patients, and service of criminal papers.

Mission Statement

To serve and protect the citizens of New Hanover County with integrity and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States of America.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:31am
The Wells Fargo Championship was a great event for our community! It was an honor to play a role. https://t.co/bhldV4mYsS
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 5:37pm
Great day Wells Fargo Championship we encourage everyone to also use the 4 free parking decks downtown ILM for WFC! https://t.co/WTDguw1C1d
Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 4:09pm
Do you live in the Porters Neck area and going to the Wells Fargo Championship? We have community shuttles! https://t.co/xb7cw1iefr
Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:09am
NHSO Civil auction for dresses has been canceled due to defendant filing for bankruptcy.
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New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 8:17am
Excellent story by Casey Roman! An inside look into Basic Law Enforcement Training http://www.wect.com/story/36015578/an-inside-look-into-basic-law-enforcement-training
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New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeWednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 4:28pm
Substantial Drug Bust
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two men in a substantial drug bust. The investigation began in the beginning of June when New Hanover County Vice & Narcotics Detectives gathered information on a drug dealer which led into Brunswick County. Detectives working with Brunswick County Vice & Narcotic Detectives arrested Nathaniel Josey on June 16, 2017 on 19 charges for drugs and weapons. Josey was in possession of 1 kilo of cocaine, 23 pounds of marijuana, 32 guns and $60,000.00 in cash. Josey is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $250,000.00 secure bond. The investigation continued back into New Hanover County where Detectives arrested Anthony Lamont Williams. Williams was arrested on 8 charges including trafficking cocaine and weapon possession. He was in possession of over 10 kilos of cocaine, 1 pound of crack cocaine, 1 hand gun and $200,000.00 cash. Williams is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under $10,000,000.00 secure bond.
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 10:45am
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bane to get body armor

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bane will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bane’s vest is sponsored by Patti Hill of David Hill and Associates in Wilmington, NC and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Donated with love and gratitude”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:36am
Going Fishing? We thought providing our citizens with some aerial pictures of the inlets would help. Please remember bottom conditions change quickly and shoals can move. Pick your inlet:
http://www.newhanoversheriff.com/forms-permits-resources/#coastal-inlets

Don't leave your pet in a HOT car!

Drug Drop-Off Locations
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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212