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Lt. J.J. Brewer













Deputy Charles Chapman - Unit Commander


910-798-4227 Main

910-798-4230 FAX



Since 1991, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s Explosives Ordnance Unit has been accredited, and served the citizens of Wilmington and New Hanover County.  The E.O.D. provides emergency explosives support to the County of New Hanover as well as the counties that surround us, and their local agencies. 



The primary goals of the E.O.D. Unit are to protect lives, reduce damage to resources and operational assets from explosives/hazardous items and situations, and restore normal business operations as soon as possible.  The E.O.D. Unit’s mission is accomplished by rapidly mobilizing hazard device technicians with technical information, highly specialized equipment and tools to effectively neutralize, remove, or dispose of the various hazards.


When the E.O.D. Unit responds to calls where suspicious items have been discovered, the items are diagnosed and a determination is made of the item’s degree of harm.  The degree of harm determines the disposition the item.



** NOTE:  It is very important to remember to never handle any suspicious items, military ordnance or any type of explosive device.  If you locate any such items call 9-1-1 immediately.