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, July 29th, 2019 at 7:25am
Akeem Rashad Alston Has been arrested for awdwisi. Alston turned himself in shortly before midnight last night. He is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secure bond NewHanoverSO photo
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 10:45am
NHSO is currently searching for Akeem Rashad Alston for a shooting that happened earlier this morning. If you have any information to the location of Alston please contact the New Hanover County Sheriffs Office 910-798-4162.
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Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 1:30pm
The NHSO along with assisting agencies located the body of missing swimmer Ian Malson around 2:30pm this afternoon in the waters just off Wrightsville Beach. This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 10:12am
NHSO has Armed Robbery suspect in custody! Additional information will be released.
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 9:40am
NHSO is investigating the armed robbery of the Speedway gas station located at 6234 Carolina Beach Rd shortly before noon today. If you have any information please contact NHSO 910-798-4162 or NewHanoverSO photo
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 6:51am
NHSO is the first Sheriff's Office in NC to be awarded the Triple Crown Award for accreditation!! NewHanoverSO photo
Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 6:06am
Our Chaplains have made such a difference in helping us deal with the tragedies we see unfortunately too often.
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 7:58am
City turning drug lab over to the county. NHSO will staff and run the drug lab. NewHanoverSO photo
Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 1:28pm
Mrs. Gambino has been located safe and healthy and is returning home. Thanks to all that assisted in locating her.
Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 11:31am
Missing Person

Janet Louise Gambino
75 yoa / 5-15-1943
Build: Medium
Eye color: Brown
Hair Brown, long straight
Race: White
Date missing: 3-4-19
5028 Exton Park Loop
Last seen wearing: Blue Jeans, Unknown Top
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:41am
Congratulations to Sheriff Edward McMahon on being named the 2018 Special Olympics NC Sheriff of the Year! NewHanoverSO photo
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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212