Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr.

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.Robert L. Langley Jr.
Putnam County Sheriff

Robert L. Langley, Jr, the 55th Putnam County Sheriff, is committed to Putnam County and has built his life around public service. He was raised in Carmel and graduated from the Mahopac Central School District. He makes his home on a small farm in Garrison with his wife, Lydia JA Langley, and is the founder and president of a private security company serving commercial and residential clients.

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Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln.
Believe it or not, it is time for yet another #throwbackthursday! There are times, no matter how well trained you are, accidents happen. The Deputy, who we shall keep anonymous, was giving chase during the midnight tour circa 1992 only to find out that his driving skills couldn’t match that of his adversary. Luckily it was only the Deputy’s pride that was injured allowing him to get back in the saddle and finish his shift. Stay safe out there! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #policecar #dodgediplomat
Jeremiah O’Connor
#throwbackthursday for this week closes the door! Jeremiah O’Connor, in this photo dated circa 1980, was hired as and was amongst one of the first Corrections Officers to work the Jail in the Historic County Courthouse. Officer O’Connor went on to become Staff Sergeant when the Jail construction for the new Sheriff’s Office and Jail was completed in 1982. Have a great day everyone!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #keepthisdoorclosed
K9 Hannah keeping an eye out while her handler, Investigator Hyla, furr-iously searches the internet for a birthday gift.
Hannah is three today and like many Aquarians, water bearers, she is deeply motivated by the spirit of egalitarianism and enjoys teamwork and participating in communities of like-minded individuals. Sounds about right! (photo by and courtesy of M. Foxmoore/@workingdogmagazine)
Westchester County Real Time Crime Center
The Westchester County Real Time Crime Center recently changed their name to Westchester/Putnam Real Time Crime. This name change was brought about by the strong partnership between the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the Westchester County Police. The Center will better serve both our communities using shared resources. It is our highest priority as a unified law enforcement community to ensure the best public safety for everyone. #putnamsheriffNY #wcpdny #putnamcountyNY #westchestercountyNY #multiagencycooperation #realtimecrimecenter @wcpdny

Detective John M. Falcone

Today we pause to remember City of Poughkeepsie Detective John M. Falcone. Detective Falcone was shot and killed in the line of duty on Feb. 18th, 2011, at a domestic disturbance. John was previously a Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadet and a Town of Kent Police Officer before serving with distinction in the City of Poughkeepsie.
Detective Falcone may be gone, but the sacrifice he made will never be forgotten. #thankyouforyourservice #poughkeepsiepolicedepartment #putnamsheriffNY #kentNYPD #thethinblueline #eow #nyleo #lawenforcement #theultimatesacrifice #DetectiveJohnMFalconeMemorialHighway


Rest In Peace, Donna


Sheriff Langley Reports the Arrest of a Man Wanted in Connecticut for a Hit & Run

On February 8, 2020, at approximately 4:36 p.m., Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Osika was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit traffic infractions near the intersection of Route 292 and Harmony Road in the Town of Patterson.

Deputy Osika conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and a check of the driver’s license revealed that the driver, Marcellus Ferrell, 32, of Patterson, was wanted in Connecticut for a “hit and run” accident involving serious injury or death.

Throwback Thursday - Sheriff's Department and NYSP

Circa 1979, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police Troop K joined together building relationships with the community. The Sheriff’s Department and the State Police with then state of the art equipment on display for the public to see. The NY State Police mobile DWI processing unit was a big hit as many people had the opportunity to try the Breathalyzer unit, hopefully, no one tested positive. This was a good day for all who attended and as always an opportunity for our law enforcement professionals to be with the public for good times. Who can guess where this is?#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #throwbackthursday


Sheriff Reports Human Remains Found in Patterson Are Those of Missing Danbury Woman

On February 1, 2020, at approximately 11:34 a.m. Deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Putnam Diner, located on Route 22 in Patterson, on a call that a human skull had been found in the woods behind the diner.

When the Deputies responded they were met by a 35-year-old Carmel man who informed them that he was walking through the woods when he saw what he believed to be a human skull and that he immediately called 911 and waited for the Deputies to arrive.

Safer Internet Day - February 11th

Hello followers! Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day (SID) which will be celebrated across the globe. This year’s theme is “Together For A Better Internet.” We could not agree more! Stay safe out there. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamsafeputnamstrong #internetsafety


Sheriff Langley Reports Recent Arrests by Members of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit

On January 14, 2019 Investigators from NEU arrested Adam M. Latham, age 35 of Danbury, CT on an outstanding Putnam County Court Bench warrant and Bail Jumping charges.

In July, 2019 Latham failed to appear in Putnam County Court to answer Felony charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Misdemeanor charges of Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd and Resisting Arrest. As a result a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. The charges stemmed from an investigation and arrest by the NEU of Latham’s sales and possession of crack cocaine in the Town of Southeast in February of 2019.

On January 14, 2020 Investigators from the NEU traveled to Danbury Connecticut Superior Court to take Latham into custody after he was being released from the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections on unrelated charges.

In addition to the pending County Court charges Latham was charged with (1) one count of Bail Jumping in the 1st degree. He was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Rooney of the Putnam County Court on the Bench Warrant and was remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash / $200,000 bond.

Latham was additionally arraigned by the Honorable Judge Jacobellis of the Town of Carmel Court on the bail jumping charges. Latham was remanded again to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200 cash / $400 Bond.

On January 30, 2020 Latham pled guilty in Putnam County Court, before the Honorable James Rooney to 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (Class “B” Felony) and one count of Bail Jumping in the 1st Degree (Class “D” Felony). He will be sentenced at a later date.

On January 9, 2020 Members assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) while patrolling on Fair St in the Town of Carmel observed a vehicle a commit traffic infraction. A traffic stop was made on Fair St in the area of George Fischer Middle School. A subsequent investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, identified as Souvann Deiondre Williams, 26, of Carmel, held a suspended driver’s license in the State of New York. At the time, a NYS DMV records check revealed that Williams was operating a vehicle while his license was suspended and contained 27 separate suspensions, the majority of the suspensions were for failing to answer or failing to pay previously issued summonses. Williams was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, a Class E Felony. He was subsequently released on his own recognizance in accordance with the newly enacted NYS bail reform laws. He is scheduled to appear on a future date in Town of Carmel Justice Court.

On January 8, 2020, members of NEU arrest Dalton McMann, 20, of the Town of Kent for one felony count of a Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, One felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. In the fall of 2019, a member assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that McMann was selling psilocybin (aka mushrooms) in the county. Pursuant to a subsequent investigation members of the NEU arranged to purchase a quantity of psilocybin from McMann.

When McMann was placed into custody he was found to be in possession of additional quantities of psilocybin. He was arraigned before the Hon. Justice Anthony Mole of the Town of Patterson Justice Court where he was released on his own recognizance in accordance with the newly enacted NYS bail reform laws. He is scheduled to appear on a future date in the Town of Kent Justice Court.

On January 22, 2020 members of the Putnam County correctional facility discovered that a newly committed inmate Tyrone Henly, 45, of Carmel, NY, was found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged Alprazolam. Henly, was charged by members of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit with 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree and issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Carmel Court on 02/11/2020.

Law Enforcement Meet to Voice Concerns Over Bail Reform and Discovery Laws

Today Sheriff Langley joined with many other NY State Sheriffs and members of both the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and the District Attorney’s Association to voice their concerns over the Bail Reform and Discovery Laws that came into effect at the beginning of this year. The press conference was held at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. It was an impressive representation from those who serve the criminal justice system. Thank you to the New York State Sheriffs Association for bringing everyone together to promote discussion of this important topic. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #bailreform #nyssa #albanyny


New Hampshire Man Charged with Stalking

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports the Arrest
of a New Hampshire Man on Stalking Charges

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

–Impaired Driving Crackdown runs January 31, 2020- February 3, 2020–

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.


The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on January 31, 2020 and will end on February 3, 2020. The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Plan! Download our new mobile app - “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, designate a responsible driver before the game begins. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice. So root for your favorite team; enjoy your friends and family and remember “DON’T DRIVE, GET A RIDE!

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.


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