Sheriff Ed McMahon

Welcome to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

Attention: The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office 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. Detention Division Front Desk has two emergency phones that will be operational during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Front Desk: 910-520-9686


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 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.
NHSO received information regarding drug activity at 202B Jordan Lane. Ahmad Amgad Ali and Bristol Marie Collier were arrested, seized 5.5 pounds of Mushrooms, 55 pounds of Marijuana, THC edibles/vape cartridges, 10.5 grams Ecstasy, 3 firearms, and approximately $51,000 in cash NewHanoverSO photo
Media Release
Felony Cruelty to Animals
Pamela Rodriguez has been charged with failing to vaccinate which is 6 counts misdemeanor.
9 additional counts of animal cruelty misdemeanors.
Thomas Skiff, Rodriguez’s boyfriend was charged with 1 misdemeanor animal cruelty
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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with The Humane Society of the US, hosted an animal cruelty investigations class. This course discussed NC animal crimes statutes, evidence collection and documentation, animal fight investigations, & presenting cases in court. NewHanoverSO photo
Congratulations to Detention Officer Dale Flaverney on recieving Officer of the Year!! Dale’s hard work, has shown not only in the Detention but across the entire agency as a member of the Honor Guard and SRT. Thanks to Silver Lake Baptist Church for hosting Civil Servants Day! NewHanoverSO photo
Sheriff McMahon and our SAFE Unit at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. NewHanoverSO photo
Felony Fraud
A career felony criminal is defrauding senior citizens out of their hard earned money!
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The NHSO along with the WPD, WBPD and UNCW PD participated in the 2022 Special Olympics Torch Run today held at Greenfield Lake. We had over 30 runners and over a dozen Special Olympics athletes who ran the 4.3 miles around Greenfield Lake.
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New Higher Starting Salaries!!

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
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