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.We hope that you’ll find this information useful in getting to know us better. As always, we invite your comments, by filling out the “Citizens Survey” located on this site, and look forward to continuing to work with you to create a dynamic future for the City of New Bern.