PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA) – §115.54 THIRD PARTY REPORTING
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (NHSO) has a zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment within the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility. NHSO will immediately respond to allegations, fully investigate reported alleged incidents, pursue disciplinary action based upon the outcome of the investigations in accordance with the PREA standards, and refer for prosecution those who perpetrate prohibited conduct.
HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE AT THE NEW HANOVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Inmates are encouraged to report all allegations of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment immediately by:
If you have any information regarding an inmate who has been sexually abused in the New Hanover County Detention Facility, you may report on behalf of an inmate by contacting the NHSO PREA Coordinator’s confidential mailbox where messages may be left anonymously at (910) 798-4246 or NHSO at (910) 798-4162.