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 mentally unstable individuals, 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.

Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 8:28am
“Most of the Port City’s antebellum landmarks, from Thalian Hall to the Bellamy Mansion, were constructed largely by skilled artisans who were either slaves or free blacks. Other sites mark strides in the struggle for civil rights.”
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Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 9:33am
The great snow storm of 2020..... Luckily the roads don’t seem to be too bad but we hope everyone stays safe out there!!❄️☃️ NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 1:47pm
It may be gloomy outside but Papadom’s Singing Sangwiches is servin’ up some lunch AND entertainment at the office today! NewHanoverSO photo
Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 1:55pm
“...They’re the only African-American commissioners the county has seen since 1898 and they just happen to be father and son.”
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Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 11:37am
"People person. Problem solver. Peacemaker. Family man. They all come naturally for McQueen."
Former Sheriff Joe McQueen was the first African American to serve as Sheriff in New Hanover County, only a decade…
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 8:36am
The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long…
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at 11:56am
Happy Groundhog Day!

**GOOD NEWS** Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow! Spring will be here before we know it!
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 5:37pm
These beauties got some serious love today during their indoors training exercise and from all the Rosalyn Loves activities.
Also, check them out on the beach this past month filming something special that’s…
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 5:30pm
Rosalyn’s mission is to journey throughout the country as a beacon of light, love, and hope. She wishes to unite communities by demonstrating her sincere love and appreciation, for those who have committed their…
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 2:39pm
Stay tuned for the happenings at the office today. I promise you aren’t going to want to miss this!
Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 10:44am
K9 Bane flexed his celebrity muscles yesterday.... First at Z107.5 and 103.7 promoting the 2020 UPSCA National Patrol K9 Trials with his handler Deputy Pederson and Sgt. Stegall and then at Wrightsboro Elementary…
Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 8:21pm
A dedicated phone line has been set up for the Peter Frank investigation. 798-4399. It goes to a voicemail prompt. A detective will be assigned the tips to call back for follow up. You can also text a tip.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 3:30pm
It’s National Have Fun at Work Day and I can assure you, no one has more fun at work than THIS guy!
We sure hope everyone else is having fun at work, not just today but everyday! It’s not “work” when you love what you do!
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 1:01pm
Sgt. Stegall, Deputy Gregory, and K9 Jango gave a demo to Cup Scout Pack 215 last night! NewHanoverSO photo
Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 7:28pm
New VIPR (Volunteer Intervention Prevention Response) Patrol vehicle!

Merry Christmas from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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