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, 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!
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 12:33pm
@NewHanoverCo Answering calls in the 5 ton due to high water in neighborhoods with Chief Deputy Ken Sarvis ! #hurricanedorian NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 5:02am
Lessons learned through Florence are prepared if needed for Dorian.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 5:15am
K9 Jango won 1st place “Top Dog” at the Patrol Canine Trials in Waynesville, NC last week. We competed against teams from NC, SC and Savannah, Ga.

He scored a 697.33 out of 700 points. Congratulations Jango!!!
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 6:38am
Deputy Sarvis with Deputy K9 Ellie meeting everyone at Howe Elementary.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 6:08am
Deputy Bane ready for the school year at Forrest Hill Elementary
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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