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, November 26th, 2020 at 11:00am
Happy Thanksgiving! In the midst of the pandemic, please be mindful of the health and safety of yourself and those around you. Though the holidays may look different this yea, we hope everyone has an amazing day full of food and thanksgiving!

What are YOU thankful for this year?
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Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 8:05pm
Happy 7th Birthday to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Deputy Hanno! NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 1:51pm
Laron Lee Carter is wanted by the NHSO for 1st Degree Murder. Carter should be considered armed and dangerous.
If anyone has any information about the case please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162 or
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Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 11:37am
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation stemming from the shooting that took place yesterday at the Monkey Junction Walmart. NewHanoverSO photo
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 8:22am
Thank you to all the veterans out there who have put their lives on the line for this great country. This day is for you!

Happy Veteran's Day🇺🇸
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Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 11:00am
Master Deputy Gordon and Corporal Moore spoke to the Tender Heart American Heritage Girls Troop 2501 at Wilmington Christian Academy this week as part of their Citizenship Badge.

Many thanks to Mrs. Noble for asking us to be a part of it!
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Friday, November 6th, 2020 at 10:57am
Congratulations to the latest group of DOCC Graduates, an outstanding group of Deputies and Detention Officers.

Thank you for your hard work and motivation!
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 10:43am
Last week, the Gideon’s delivered blue New Testaments for all of our deputies!
Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 9:54am
Good morning and welcome back to week 8 of the Patrol Division! This week will be all about our task forces; Mobile Field Force, Downtown Task Force, and Joint Housing Task Force.

Please visit our Facebook and/or Instagram pages!

We hope everyone has a safe weekend!
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 8:38am
Sgt. Stegall did a K9 Demo yesterday via Zoom for the New Hanover County Special Olympics athletes! They were so much fun and asked amazing questions!
Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 11:59am
Good morning from the opening ceremony for the North Carolina FOP state conference at Carolina Beach!
Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 10:03am
Welcome back for week 6 of the Patrol Division! Today is all about the Airport Unit.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to read all about it.

We’ll see you back here next week for week 7 where we will be talking about THREE units!
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 1:44pm
We have to say a HUGE thank you to Fellowship Baptist Church who brought us these incredibly thought out bags (with beautiful handwritten thank you notes) along with some baked goods this morning!!
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 7:14am
SABLE was out at the WPD demo day last Saturday with Sgt. McHugh reppin' her Breast Cancer awareness shirt! NewHanoverSO photo

Our Continued Journey 1898-2020 Together

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