Sheriff McMahon introduces smartphone app

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon announced today that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download and is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices. Users simply search “MobilePatrol” and after downloading, select the sheriff’s office.


Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information with mug shots, charges and offender information. The app is fully integrated with VINE®   (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), which allows crime victims to be notified about the custody status of their offender. Additionally information can be pushed right to a user’s smartphone including Amber Alerts (including photos of missing persons), weather warnings and other local emergencies.  The app also includes news, most-wanted criminals, the facility location, the sheriff’s office directory and much more.


“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information to the citizens quickly and accurately,” said Sheriff McMahon.


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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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