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 230,000 people within 199 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 people of New Hanover County with integrity and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States of America.


Missing Teen
Brianna Renne Hayes
Age: 16
Weight: 150 lbs
Build: Medium
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color/Length: Red, medium length
Tattoo of heart on her wrist
Race: Black
Date missing: 9/26/22
Location last seen: 914 Sheffield Ct.
Last seen wearing: Blue hoodie, Grey sweatpants
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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently completed a telephone upgrade, we are experiencing issues with our main line of 910-798-4200 and 910-798-4161. Please use 910-798-4162 and 910-798-4111 to reach the Sheriff's Office. We will fix these issues as soon as possible.
Missing Person

Amanda Nichelle Green
27 5’06 167 lbs
Build: Medium
Eye color: Brown
Long Brown Hair
Ethnicity: White
Date missing: 08/06/2022
Location last seen: 4421 Bridgeport Dr
Last seen wearing: Short sleeve green Lowes Food shirt, Blue Jeans, Black Shoes
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Attention: NHSO will be going through a telephone upgrade on Friday 8-5-22 at 6:00 pm through Saturday 8-6-22 at 6:00 pm. Sheriff’s Office telephones will not be operating during this time.
Emergency Phone #
Front Desk: 910-520-9686
Beyond the Call of Duty End of Watch Ride honoring Captain David McAlpine. NewHanoverSO photo

In compliance with NCGS §15-12, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office hereby publishes it’s notice to the public on the unclaimed firearms and other property listed below.
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Sheriff McMahon provides top training for School Resource Officers.
Missing Teen
Smyrah Evans
Age: 13
Height: 5 Ft 6 In
Weight: 130
Build: Average
Eye color: Brown
Hair color/Length: Black/Braids
Race: Black female
Date missing: 07/10/2022
Location last seen: 808 Shakespeare Dr
Last seen wearing: Unknown
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**Traffic Advisory**
Please avoid the Downtown CFCC campus area. The campus is being evacuated due to a telephoned bomb threat.

New Higher Starting Salaries!!

Drug Drop-Off Locations
New Hanover County Sheriff App
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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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