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 mental patients, 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.

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office added 2 new photos.Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 9:08am
McGruff the Crime Dog and Deputies with the Crime Awareness and Prevention Unit, got to visit two preschools yesterday to teach stranger danger and show off a car.
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office added 9 new photos.Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 5:51pm
Sheriff McMahon and his team were freezing for a reason at the Special Olympics NHC Polar Plunge.
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office added 11 new photos.Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 11:57am
Pictures from night 2 of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy.
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New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 6:00am
Scout Pack 220 got to tour our Detention Facility last night. Enjoyed meeting this outstanding group.
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New Hanover County Sheriff's OfficeWednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 4:51pm
Happy Valentines Day from K9 Jango!
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