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, October 14th, 2019 at 6:22am
Missing Person

Haley Ann Porter
155 lbs.
Eye color: Brown
Hair Brown
Distinguishing marks/tattoos: band-aid tattoo on R knee, Flower tattoo on unknown arm.
Date missing: 09/28/2019
Missing from 719 Porters Neck Rd.
NewHanoverSO photo
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 7:03am
Update: William Lane a 51-year-old black male, has been arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Through the dedicated work of the Detective Division, Lane was identified and arrested for the armed robbery Sunday morning of the Handee Hugo @ 820 N College. NewHanoverSO photo
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 6:48am
Detective Stan Taylor received the Impact Award from the Domestic Violence Shelter. Congratulations Detective Taylor! NewHanoverSO photo
Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 6:29am
Lieutenant E. Granda and Sergeant C. Lind of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office partner with other local professionals of Latin descent to read stories for students at Bradley Creek Elementary School in honor of…
Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 4:38am
Do you know this guy? He robbed the Handee Hugo located at 820 N College Rd earlier this morning shortly after 5 AM. He is a black male approximately 6’0” 220-230lbs if you have any information or can identify him 910-798-4162 NewHanoverSO photo
Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 11:41am
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Nikolai James Dixon Jr. for threatening to shoot up the AMC movie theater located on 111 Cinema Dr NewHanoverSO photo
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 12:04pm
Thanks to outstanding Deputies here at the NHSO who continuously raise the bar!! Congratulations Deputy Paquette!
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 12:45pm
Hey, remember the Onslow Bay Boat that was stolen and social media helped get it back to the owner! We have warrants for the thieves and need help to identify the two people in the pics below. NewHanoverSO photo
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 2:53pm
NHSO EOC day shift over time for Major MacNeish and Duncan to head home!
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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212