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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#k9friday for this week is NY State Trooper Fran Torhan with her K9Wiltse and Putnam County Sheriff Deputy Randel Hill with K9Chase. This photo was taken at the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corp open house in 2016. @putnamvalley_ambulance
ERT 1983
For this weeks #tbt, we have the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team. Pictured left to right, standing: Deputy Charles J. Moore, Deputy Alfred S. Villani, Sgt. Wayne J. Brandt, and Sgt. Todd T. Fisher. Front Row kneeling, Capt. Gerald P. Butler, Sgt. Carmine Restivo and Capt. Lawrence Connolly. The tactics, training and equipment has changed. The challenges for law enforcement may have changed, but the commitment and dedication has not. Photo from ca 1983.
#k9friday Sergeant Keith with K9Sentinel readying for USPCA trials (United States Police Canine Association), June 9-10 2018 in Warwick NY. The USPCA seminar was for Patrol Dog and Sentinel received Patrol Certification at the trials. Congratulations! #policedog #germanshepherd #pcso #k9
Unit 251
#tbt How many of you remember this? May 1982, I-84 eastbound near the Putnam - Dutchess border. Thankfully, no-one was injured, and no vehicles were damaged. How many times do we see the “Fallen Rock Zone” sign and never give it a second thought? You can still see the “V” left in the rock-cut as you drive by. Thank you, Lt. Anthony Edwards (Ret.) for sharing your photos. … And oh yeah, the car is awesome too!
Patroling the Hudson
Sunday, July 8th, 2018. Deputies Matthew Monroe and John Bradley, while on Marine Patrol on the beautiful Hudson River, check on a boater that appeared to be in some type of mechanical distress. The boaters did not require any additional assistance, but thanked the deputies for looking out for them.

Deputy for a Day

Sheriff Langley with Erie County brothers Matthew and Andrew who is battling brain cancer. The Sheriff presented both with the lapel pins and challenge coins. The Erie County Sheriff’s Department arranged a staged drug bust and called Andrew up asking for him to come in and help them. They did the whole thing as an emergency response take down and cuffed up the “bad guy.” Andrew had been sworn in by Erie County Sheriff Howard as a deputy for the day. Everyone wishes Andrew and his family all the best! #nyssa2018

Deputy for a Day
Deputy for a Day

Carmel PBA Scam Alert

Scam Alert

The Carmel Police has received a complaint of a scam in which the subject(s) are “spoofing” the telephone number of the “Town of Carmel” or “Town of Carmel Police”.

The victim reported that a male caller with a Middle Eastern accent was trying to gather information about cell phone software from the victim and appeared to be calling from a Town of Carmel Official Phone Line. We believe if the scam continued, the scammer would have attempted to gain remote access into the victims phone or computer and extort money from the victim once the device takeover took place. This is a common scam and thankfully our victim recognized the scam right away and did not lose any money or give any personal information. Please warn elderly relatives of potential phone scams. Do not give any information out and when in doubt hang up and call the police directly.

The Carmel PBA

Sheriff's Marine Unit Sergeant Assists Passengers of a Boat Struck by Lightning on Lake Mahopac

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports an unfortunate incident on Lake Mahopac, which occurred on the 4th of July Holiday.

K9 Friday Kato's Graduation

Here are two videos of last week’s graduation ceremony. K9Kato and his handler Deputy Christopher Irwin are showing off a couple of his skills. Happy #k9friday! #policedog #germanshepherddog


Heat Wave Brings Health Problems

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Cold Spring Nutrition Site -American Legion Hall, Cedar St, Cold Spring, 10516, 845-265-3952
  • Hudson Valley Community Services, 46 Oscawana Lake Rd, Putnam Valley, 10579, 845-526-1923
  • Kent Town Hall, 40 Sybils Xing, Kent Lakes, 10512, 845-225-1606
  • Mahopac Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-628-2009
  • Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front St, Patterson, 12563, 845-878-7200
  • Philipstown Recreation Center, 107 Glenclyffe, Garrison, 10524, 845-424-4618
  • Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley, 10579, 845-808-1700
  • St. James Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, 10512, 845-225-2079
  • Temple Beth Shalom, 760 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-628-6133
  • William Koehler Memorial Senior Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-808-1738
  • Brewster, NY- When the temperatures soar, health problems can arise. Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. Even those who are young and physically fit can suffer heat-related illness in extreme temperatures, especially when the hot weather lasts a few days. During hot weather, outdoor activities are best done in the early morning or evening hours when it is coolest.

    “Residents should be careful during any hot weather. Watch out for your family and friends, and check in on your neighbors. Infants, young children and the elderly can have more problems in hot weather,” says MaryEllen Odell. “During extreme heat events, cooling centers are opened during the day for Putnam residents.”
    Read more on the Putnam County website.

K9 Kato Graduates

#K9friday is off to a “ruff” start! Congratulations to #K9Kato who graduated today from K-9 Academy in Orange County! K9Kato is now a specialist in narcotics detecting and patrolling along with his handler Deputy Chris Irwin. Present K9 Kato and his ongoing support is due to a generous donation from the Stilwell family ( Kato is named in loving honor and memory of late Senior Investigator Mark Gilmore’s favorite K9. Mark’s wife Amy and daughter Mattingly were there to present Deputy Irwin and K9Kato with memorial plaques. Captain Harry Tompkins was also there to support his team members. It was a special, moving and remarkable ceremony. Congrats to all! #germanshepherd #policedog #k9 #pcso Many thanks to Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois for his generosity and hospitality!


TBT 1983 4H Fair

In this week’s #tbt, we are reminded of how much fun, interesting and educational it can be for the entire family to attend the Putnam County 4-H Fair! In the first photo, Sergeant Wayne J. Brandt is assisted by a volunteer, Charlie Asselmeier, in demonstrating the effects of alcohol on the human body over a period of time. Mr. Asselmeier was a former Putnam County Correction Officer.

In the second photo, Captain Lawrence Connolly stands ready to answer crime prevention questions for attendees. These photos are circa 1983. This year the fair begins with the opening ceremony on July 27th, 2018 and runs until the 31st, at the County Park located on Gypsie Trail Road in the Town of Kent. Come on out and meet your Sheriff (time TBA)!
#4H #putnamcountyny #putnamcountyfair

4H Fair
$H Fair

Naturalization Ceremony, June 27

Scenes from today’s Naturalization Ceremony where 48 people became American citizens. Festivities were attended Putnam County officials including Sheriff Langley who led with the prayer, Judge James T. Rooney, County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti, County Executive @maryellenodell and many others-please see photo of program for details. It was a packed house! Congratulations to all 48!

Courthouse ceremony

Local Law Enforcement to Step Up Patrols During Graduation Season This Year

This June, many of our County’s teens will be graduating high school and getting ready for college or entry into the workforce. Many see this time as a “rite of passage” and engage in underage drinking and drug use (marijuana being the #1 drug). Also, many parents see no problem in hosting graduation parties where alcohol will be served. Graduations are meant to be enjoyable and memorable experiences.

Putnam Sheriff's Boat Safety Reminder

Before the holiday weekend, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. would like to remind Putnam County Boaters of some requirements that would keep their day safe and fun.

Each motorized boat needs to have:

  1. One Personal Floatation Device (PFD - Life Jacket), USCG approved & appropriate size for each person on board.
  2. One Type 4 throw able device (USCG Approved)
  3. Sounding device (horn or whistle)
  4. Anchor with line
  5. A Fire Extinguisher (mounted & USCG approved)
  6. Visual Distress Signal (3 day/night flares)
  7. Navigation and Stern Light during low visibility or night

As always, a life jacket only works if it is worn. Consuming alcohol while operating a boat in dangerous and against the law. Periodic checks will be conducted on the Hudson River, Oscawana Lake, and Lake Mahopac.

For a complimentary vessel safety inspection by one of our trained Marine Law Enforcement Deputies please contact Sergeant Michael Szabo 845-225-4300.


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