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.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 8:38am
Sgt. Stegall did a K9 Demo yesterday via Zoom for the New Hanover County Special Olympics athletes! They were so much fun and asked amazing questions! https://t.co/ApXYIR3Y9D
Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 11:59am
Good morning from the opening ceremony for the North Carolina FOP state conference at Carolina Beach! https://t.co/wLGHoIAH6t
Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 10:03am
Welcome back for week 6 of the Patrol Division! Today is all about the Airport Unit.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to read all about it.

We’ll see you back here next week for week 7 where we will be talking about THREE units! https://t.co/iJ8F0mNRZU
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 1:44pm
We have to say a HUGE thank you to Fellowship Baptist Church who brought us these incredibly thought out bags (with beautiful handwritten thank you notes) along with some baked goods this morning!! https://t.co/28lk2jr55E
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 7:14am
SABLE was out at the WPD demo day last Saturday with Sgt. McHugh reppin' her Breast Cancer awareness shirt! https://t.co/nmFwbthMOI NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 7:09am
In the past 2 days, we have had lunch donated by this group and by Sweet and Savory. We are so lucky to serve such an incredible community and we appreciate everything you guys do for us!! https://t.co/lxwAY8hiie
Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 9:37am
Happy Feature Friday! Welcome back for week 5 of the Patrol Division. Today will be all about the School Resource Officers and College Resource Officers.

Please visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to read all about these two units!! https://t.co/FWmJeT2Hwm
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 10:00am
This letter was sent to the SABLE unit after Deputy Jessee and Command Pilot Gordon did a rescue mission of a missing kayaker on Topsail Beach! https://t.co/Y1UhV5K5JC
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 2:03pm
A group of dedicated women from the community worked long and hard putting together 100 of these bags filled with lots of goodies for the women of the Sheriff's Office! https://t.co/Kf0O5q1Act NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 1:09pm
A group of dedicated women from the community worked long and hard putting together 100 of these bags filled with lots of goodies for the women of the Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 9:07am
NHSO is proud to announce the kick-off of our 17th annual ‘Make a Child Smile Program’! We are in need of individuals or groups in the community to “adopt” a child or children from our program.

Please contact Corporal Audrey Curry at acurry @nhcgov.com to sign up! https://t.co/01OJEdFvhA
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Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 9:27am
Good morning and thank you for joining us for week 4 of the Patrol Division! Today is all about the K9 Unit.

Please visit our Facebook and/or Instagram pages to read more!

We’ll see you all back here next week to talk about School/College Resource Officers. https://t.co/kEc6tEgOvo
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Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 9:26am
Just an FYI the Animal Shelter will be hosting a FREE Rabies Clinic this Saturday! https://t.co/RHEQaO7Zdn NewHanoverSO photo
Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 10:14am
Good morning and happy Friday! For today’s feature, we will be learning about the S.A.F.E. Unit.

Please visit our Facebook and/or Instagram pages to read more!

See you back here next week to learn about the K9 Unit! https://t.co/H9l72HbiFO
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Our Continued Journey 1898-2020 Together

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