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.

 

ACA Accreditation Audit May 2021

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 10:13am
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide in the Middle Sound area, this is an isolated incident and we do not believe there’s any threat to the neighborhood, additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 7:15pm
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has taken no reports or received any information of anyone being kidnapped from any park including Long Leaf Park. Unfortunately there is information spreading on social media that is incorrect we hope this clarifies the information.
Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 10:19am
Today is PTSD Awareness Day. Did you know:

1. 3.5% of American adults struggle with PTSD, which is about 8 million people.
2. It affects women more than men.
3. It is widespread in veterans.
4. Children can get PTSD. https://t.co/kte22V9AJZ
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 3:50pm
Huge THANK YOU to Katie Dorsett-Dye with Katie D Photography for donating this beautiful canvas print to our raffles for the 2021 USPCA National Patrol K9 Trials! https://t.co/okecJkNjzq
Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 12:26pm
The paparazzi caught Corporal Alip passing out stickers and McDonalds ice cream passes this weekend!

Way to go to these kiddos for being safe!! https://t.co/gr8yo7Xw95
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 4:35pm
Congratulations to all those recognized at the June staff meeting!! https://t.co/8fBnNsEeDg
Monday, May 31st, 2021 at 10:32am
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Today, please take a moment to honor all the men and women who have died serving this great country. https://t.co/z1nmirkiVU NewHanoverSO photo
Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 3:20pm
Smokey the Bear visited the 1st graders at Anderson Elementary School today for camping week! https://t.co/CRCQdxfvZK
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 11:28am
It was awesome to meet Atiya Denice Johnson today! She is Little Miss New Hanover County, America’s International Miss, Junior Miss East Coast! She brought by Krispy Kreme for everyone! https://t.co/xBDd5MwnPD NewHanoverSO photo
Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 8:12pm
It was awesome to meet Atiya Denice Johnson today! She is Little Miss New Hanover County, America’s International Miss, Junior Miss East Coast! She brought by Krispy Kreme for everyone! https://t.co/1YaJv6cSZN
Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 12:44pm
Thank you so much to a wonderful citizen who took the time to hand make us face masks for Police Week!

We are SO appreciative of the people in this community!!💙 https://t.co/EmhKIy7MNS

Our Continued Journey 1898-2020 Together

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
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