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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Circa 1996 a representative of the United States Marshall’s Service is seen here presenting Sheriff Robert D. Thoubboron of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and County Executive Robert Bondi with a check for the housing of federal inmates. This was the first payment received by the US Marshalls for housing their inmates here in Putnam County. To this day we continue this relationship with our Federal partners. Stay safe folks and enjoy the weekend. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #usmarshalls
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank Marianne Chaluisan, Debbie Baker Guerra and all those who donated to the Mahopac Moms group so they could pay for pizza for all of the first responders during this time of national crisis. The kindness and generosity of these individuals shows just how amazing our community is. The pizzas are being made and delivered by Benvenuto’s Family Restaurant in Mahopac, NY.  #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #mahopacNY ##benvenutosfamilyrestaurant #firstresponders #pizza #putnamstrong
Hello Putnam
A little bit of levity for #throwbackthursday! Ca. 1992, Deputy Anthony Nappi was promoted to Criminal Investigator and received a humorous welcome from his peers in BCI who set up a school desk with a play phone and coloring book. As always Tony is a good sport and added to the humor. Investigator Nappi continues to serve the with the Sheriff’s Department to this day with over 35 (THIRTY-FIVE!!!) years of service to the people of Putnam County. In the background are, left to right, Investigator Patrick Castaldo, Investigator Daniel M. Stephens, and Investigator Alfred Villani. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #careersstarthere #thankyouforyourservice
K9 Satch
#K9Friday is back with a repost courtesy of @pcso_k9satch #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #workingdog #sheriffK9

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Got my @k9_rett sticker today and decided to match him. Proceeds from the sales are going to support

permit postponed
For everyone’s safety and protection, we will be postponing all pistol permit fingerprinting process until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #pistolpermits

Flashback Friday - April 3rd


Welcome to #flashbackfriday for this week.

Circa 1995, under Sheriff Thoubboron, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department held an open house where the community could come and tour the facility and meet our Deputies and other Department personnel. Many of the visitors were impressed with the equipment, law enforcement tools of the trade and vehicles, especially this young man! Perhaps he even grew up to have a bike of his own? (Anybody recognize him?)

It was a successful day embodying the spirit of community. The message could not be more timely. Stay safe, stay home and let’s all work together to flatten the curve and be Putnam Strong.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #harleydavidson #LEO #motorunit #weareallinthistogether

A Thank You From Sheriff Langley

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A global pandemic is something no one takes lightly and it has resulted in a tremendous strain on all First Responders. Here in Putnam County, our resources are put to task during these times and all of our First Responders have to dig deep as they push through each day serving our community. As Sheriff, I personally want to say thank you to all of those who are out there each and every day serving our community.

Particularly, I would like to recognize the men and women of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. I could not be more proud of you all, the professionalism and selflessness that you have courageously displayed in the serving of our community during this difficult time. Each and every one of you are a credit to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

And I would also like to thank the people of Putnam County for taking this seriously and doing their part by practicing social distancing. Together, all of us, community and First Responders alike, can help each other by doing our part in reducing the spread of the coronavirus as we strive to flatten the curve.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #coronavirus #covid19 #staysafestayhome #weareallinthistogether #putnamstrong

Keeping Safe

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has been taking every precaution possible to protect our staff so we can protect our community. During our national crisis in dealing with the coronavirus, we have been sanitizing contact surfaces in the building and vehicles with household germicides.

Today, First Sergeant William Meyer, armed with a diffuser and long term germicide, went through the Sheriff’s Department disinfecting surfaces to protect our staff.

Thank you to the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services who provided the diffuser and germicide for our protection.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafestayhome #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #weareallinthistogether


An Update From Sheriff Langley

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Town Supervisor Richard Shea secured a State of Emergency Order for the Town of Philipstown which stated, “Effective immediately, all persons are prohibited from entering or congregating at all roadside parking at trailheads on Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown.” The Governor’s office overrode the order, citing under NY State Executive Order, that all NY State Park trails and parking will remain open.

However, as Sheriff of Putnam County, I made resources available to the Town while writing a new request for a State of Emergency Order which would prohibit any parking along Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown. At this time, I have not yet been notified by any authority if this state of emergency order has been approved by the NY State Board of Health.

As all of your officials continue to work tirelessly during this crisis, I would like to thank everyone who is being responsible to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in our communities. We all have to be actively responsible during this time and help each other out to the best of our abilities so we all get through this together.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafestayhome #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #weareallinthistogether

Four Poughkeepsie Individuals Charged in White Plains Federal Court With Narcotics Offenses

–Law enforcement recovered approximately 15 kilograms of narcotics and three firearms during search operations early this morning–

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Thomas Pape, Chief of Police for the City of Poughkeepsie, announced charges today against Michael Nicholas, a/k/a “Pop,” Darren Parker, a/k/a “Born,” Regina Cummings, a/k/a “Gina,” and Jaquon Dancy, a/k/a “Wiz,” with various narcotics-related offenses. During search warrant operations of Nicholas’s residence in Poughkeepsie, New York, law enforcement recovered approximately 15 kilograms of narcotics, including powder cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine, and approximately 1.5 kilograms of substances containing fentanyl. Three firearms were also recovered from Nicholas’s residence.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan said: “The fact that these individuals are facing charges today demonstrates the degree of danger their alleged drug trafficking was to the City of Poughkeepsie. I commend our law enforcement partners who continue to keep our cities safe.”

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged, these defendants trafficked in large amounts of fentanyl and other narcotics in and around Dutchess County. Fentanyl is one of the leading causes of overdose deaths and it has devastated communities across Dutchess County and the Southern District of New York. I commend our law enforcement partners in stopping those who allegedly traffic in fentanyl and other narcotics.”

NYSP Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said: “Once again, excellent police work by our federal, state and local departments has dismantled an alleged drug operation, put four allegedly dangerous individuals behind bars and seized drugs, cash and weapons. As alleged, these dealers were selling and transporting fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine throughout the Poughkeepsie area. I applaud the hard work of the members involved in this investigation and together we will continue the fight to keep drugs off our streets.”

RIP Deputy George Ross

George Ross

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports the passing of George Reed Ross, 79 of Stewart, TN. Born in Cawood, KY, he passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020. He served as a boatswain in the United States Navy and then became a Deputy Sheriff with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in Carmel, NY, where he served for over 20 years. George was also the owner of the Brewster Garden Center in Brewster, NY. In 1994 both he and his wife Pat moved to Tennessee, where they started Ross Farms in Waverly, TN. George was loved by many and will be missed by all. Rest In Peace, and thank you for your service. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY

Trails Closed

Trails Closed

The Town of Philipstown has put into place a State of Emergency effective this date, which allows the CLOSING OF ALL TRAILHEADS along Route 9D corridor. This measure was approved by the New York State Department of Health. This order shall remain in effect for five days unless an extension is sought by the Town of Philipstown.

Got Questions?


As our community continues to work together during the current crisis, Sheriff Langley would like to ask of everyone to help our Emergency Service workers. Our phone lines at the Department of Health and the 911 Dispatch Center are being overloaded with questions relating to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. He is asking everyone who has a question to call 2-1-1. Those staffing the lines at 2-1-1 can answer your questions.

Should you have an! EMERGENCY! use 9-1-1 and they will ensure your receive the appropriate emergency response. Again, please lets everyone work together as a community and we will all get through this as a team.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafestayhome #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #weareallinthistogether

COVID-19 Information for Putnam County Residents


Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and your community. The more you know about this disease the more you can help stop the spread of misinformation.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving public health crisis. The Putnam County Department of Health and community partners understand that staying informed is often hard to do. The PCDOH and the following agencies work hard to ensure the safety of Putnam residents and reduce the impact of this disease. The following is a guide to help residents access resources and get answers to important questions.

2-1-1 Get Connected Get Answers Phone Line (United Way of Westchester and Putnam)

  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
  • English, Spanish and other language translation services available
  • Up-to-date confirmed positive case counts
  • Trusted information from the Putnam County Department of Health, the New York State DOH and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
  • Referral to appropriate community resources and other call lines
  • NOT medical advice

Putnam Hospital Center COVID-19 Line888-667-9262

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Staffed by nurses answering general questions
  • NOT medical advice

NYSDOH Hotline1-888-364-3065

  • 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • General COVID-19 questions
  • Information regarding testing sites and appointments
  • NOT medical advice

Primary Care Provider

  • Individual patient assessment and referral information regarding testing
  • STAY HOME if you are well and can postpone your appointment
  • IMPORTANT to CALL before you go to your healthcare provider

Putnam County Department of Health845-808-1390

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • After hours for EMERGENT questions
  • Residents that are being monitored on home quarantine/isolation
  • Assist healthcare providers with questions and decision making

9-1-1 Emergency Number (Bureau of Emergency Services)

  • Shortness of breath
  • In need of IMMEDIATE medical help ONLY
  • Inform dispatcher of exposure risk for COVID-19

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid19 #coronavirus #staysafestayhome #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #weareallinthistogether

Six Additional Covid-19 Lab Confirmed Cases in Putnam


The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents, bringing the total to twelve cases.

The individuals have been quarantined and will continue to be monitored carefully. Our communicable disease staff are interviewing these individuals to learn about their movements, and identify all close contacts. Contact tracing then begins, which includes asking for a detailed history of where they have traveled, worked, shopped, and more. On the basis of these answers, communicable disease staff will compile a list of people who may have been potentially exposed. Staff then contacts each of these people to explain their risk. Regular communication and monitoring for symptoms of the disease continue for these contacts.

At this time the PCDOH is not able to release the name of the towns with lab-confirmed positive cases. The PCDOH follows HIPAA (patient privacy) and New York State DOH regulations, protecting this information. NYSDOH determines the threshold for the number of cases when information can be shared, and at this time the Putnam County case number does not meet the threshold. This is the same for reporting any other communicable disease.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #coronavirus #covid19 #stayhome #nysdoh


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