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, 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!
Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 9:00am
Be wary of people showing up with offers to cut trees or do repair work at your home. Know who you are hiring, use local companies you trust, or check credentials and confirm that anyone you hire has insurance. If someone is harassing you or will not leave your property,call 911
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 3:19pm
Big thanks to Big Reds Barber shop for coming by and getting the guys tighten up with free haircuts! You can find Big Reds at 4th & Brunswick! NewHanoverSO photo
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 3:17pm
NHSO has just arrested a man for looting the Exxon Store at 810 N College Rd. Sheriff McMahon said if you break into someone's home or business we will arrest you!
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 12:55pm
If you have questions, evacuation shelters, pets or road conditions please contact the New Hanover County EOC Emergency Public Information Center @ 910-798-6800
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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212