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.

read more…

K9 Satch
It’s time for #K9Friday and @pcso_k9satch is ready to skid steer into the weekend! Who wants to be his co-pilot? #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #sheriffK9 #malinois #bringtreats
Hello #flashbackfriday! Circa 1980’s
Sergeant Anthony Edwards preparing to saddle his 1979 Plymouth Volare Pursuit package patrol unit. Sergeant Edwards served the people of Putnam County with pride and dedication and brought not only the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to the forefront of technology but changed police reporting national by implementing the use of computers during their infancy for police reports. Anthony Edwards would to this day be a tremendous asset not only to the Sheriff’s Department but to our community due to his passion and knowledge in the communications and reporting systems of emergency services. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistoryny #plymouthvolare #policecar #vintagecar
Unit 212
#throwbackthursday Circa 1989. The Deputy driving Unit 212 was about to take his dinner break at Papa John’s. Stopped on Route 9 waiting for north bound traffic to pass so he could make a left turn, this patrol unit was suddenly struck and thrown forward as the vehicle that struck it passed on the right and went off the shoulder. The Deputy suffer neck and back injuries, but returned to work a day later. We have always been (and will continue to be!) #putnamstrong! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #roadpatrol
Half Staff
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Center lowered their flags to half-mast/half-staff in memory of those who have been lost to the Corona Virus/COVID-19, both in Putnam County, New York, and beyond. Every life is precious. May their memories be a blessing. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #weareallinthistogether
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
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

Our Mission


BOLO - Lost Dog - Patterson


This six-month young Coonhound and Border Collie Mix is missing near Route 164 & Bullethole Road in the Town of Patterson, in between the Train Bridges. Meghan is still in the area but will not come out. She was just adopted from NJ. Please refer to the flyer.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #lostdog #pattersonNY #rescuedog #proceedwithcaution

COVID-19 Alert Southeast - Tom and Jerry's


Repost courtesy of @putnamhealthny
* * *
If you worked at or visited Tom & Jerry’s Bar & Grill in Brewster, NY on
July 6 from 1:30pm-3pm

You may have been exposed to COVID-19. A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited the bar & grill during this time.

Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.
Please visit the link in our bio for testing information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

#putnamcounty #putnamcountyny #brewster #brewsterNY #putnamhealthny #pcdoh

Attention First Responders and Front-Line Workers


First responders have an immense impact on their communities. We also know from first-hand experience the impact that secondary trauma can have, and that burnout is a reality that many first responders face. We believe that learning the art and skill of self-regulation, understanding how to make distinctions among seemingly conflicting emotions and building the capacity to process ‘the day’ before coming home are all part of maintaining healthy relationships and all part of ensuring top performance when police, firefighters or EMTs need it most.

TEE is a program that uses horses and highly trained facilitators, deals with social-emotional growth and trauma in people of all ages and circumstances. Through the restorative powers of the horse, clients are able to discover their own strength and healing through the experiential learning this program has to offer. Didactic elements of recognizing emotions and working towards emotional agility help participants manage their emotions in a positive and healthy way. All this is done through what we call “The Wisdom of the Prey” and connection with our equine partners. Our goal is that each individual leaves this program with a renewed sense of self-worth, well-being and empowerment. We have seen tremendous results with this program serving our veteran population, as well as crime victims and at-risk youth.

This program is offered at no cost to our participants and is supported fully by our fundraising efforts.


#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #brewsterNY #equinetherapy #theequuseffect #pegasustherapeuticriding #firstresponders #frontlineworkers

COVID-19 Alert


Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.

Please visit our website for testing information

If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid19 #coronavirus #topsmarket

Thank You


Thanks for the Saint Michael Medals

St. Michael
St. Michael
St. Michael

Deputy Pierson and Sheriff Langley admiring the St Michael Medals generously donated to members of the Department by Marianne Chaluisan. We feel super protected now! Thank you! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #stmichael #LEO #community

New York State Sheriffs' Institute, Inc.


The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Putnam County within the next ten days according to Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible.

While the Sheriff’s Office is a unit of county government, many of the concerns of Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies are best addressed on a statewide level. The Sheriffs’ Institute provides centralized training programs and services for all Sheriffs’ Offices, where those programs and services would be unavailable or impractical on a single county basis.

The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children. The Sheriffs’ Camp, in its 44th year of operation, is located on Keuka Lake and 840 children from across New York State attend each summer. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays the entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Most children attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience.

The Sheriffs’ Camp program combines summer recreation with activities designed to teach an understanding of, and respect for, our laws and the men and women who enforce them. The strong camper to counselor ratio allows for individual attention with an emphasis on the development of self esteem.

“In what has become difficult economic times we cannot forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr said. “By becoming an honorary member you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically disadvantaged children.”

In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Programs. This program is designed to help attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation.

For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit our website, www.sheriffsinstitute.org2 or simply google “Sheriffs’ Institute kids” and it will be your first option.

Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’ Institute programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Invitations for Honorary Membership are extended on a non-partisan basis, and the invitees are selected at random. Any persons interested in supporting the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do not receive an invitation in the mail, or visit our web site at: to download an application.

All donations made to the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute are tax deductible. In addition, Sheriffs’ Institute is registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #nyssi #sheriffsinstitute #sendakidtocamp

Man Tragically Drowns in Oscawana Lake


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on June 27, 2020, at approximately 3:35 p.m. members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to Oscawana Lake, in the Town of Putnam Valley, for a report of a potential drowning. Upon first arriving on the scene not much information was available other than a male went under the water and did not resurface. A Sheriff’s Deputy met up with members of the Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department (PVVFD) who had responded to the scene. The First Assistant Fire Chief pointed out to a Pontoon boat on the lake and indicated that a man on the boat went under the water at approximately 3:30 p.m. and did not resurface.

Members from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit arrived on the lake and located the pontoon boat which had 3 male occupants. 43-year-old Thomas Muscianisi, whose family had a summer home in Putnam Valley, was the owner of the boat. The other occupants were 34-year-old Michael Toledo of Howard Beach, NY and 42-year-old Anthony Cotilletta of New Hyde Park NY. All men were visibly shaken and upset.

An initial interview with the 3 males revealed that the missing person was 46-year-old Brooklyn resident Sydney Joseph. All four men were friends and business partners andwere out on the lake for a day of fun. At some point Mr. Joseph had jumped into the water with a square flotation device and without anyone noticing apparently went under the water and did not resurface again. The friends immediately called for assistance.

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide Stop-DWI Fourth of July Crackdown Enforcement Effort


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

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on July 3, 2020, and will end on July 6, 2020. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. This year the 4th of July falls on a Saturday so we expect heavy traveling to begin on Friday, July 3, 2020, and festivities to run through July 6, 2020.

Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.

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. The New York State Police, County Sheriff, and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to aggressively target those who put lives in danger.

The Fourth Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets Labor Day Weekend, Halloween, and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug-related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #july4th #dontdrinkanddrive #designateddriver


Subscribe to Putnam County Sheriff's Department RSS
by Dr. Radut