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.

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
NewHanoverSO photo
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
Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 7:30am
Please Be Aware! We have people in the community overcharging for home repairs and tree removal. Get three estimates, get proof of insurance from their insurance company and try to use a local companies if possible. If you've been illegally overcharged contact us! 910-798-4162
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 5:00pm
With Sheriff McMahon’s blessing, a PayPal account has been established to help our Florence Recovery for NHSO personnel.Anyone with a PayPal account can donate.Send money “to a friend”@ NHSO.Sheriff.Strong
Thank you to all that have donated and keep us in your prayers!
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NHSO History

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