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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New Putnam County Eagle Scout
Add another Eagle Scout to Putnam’s impressive roster of fine young people. Matthew J. Pulley joined the Eagle Scout Court of Honor today. He is from the Westchester-Putnam Council Troop 1 from Carmel NY. Sheriff Langley stopped in to congratulate Matthew on his great achievement. Here they are along with proud parents Susan and Thomas Pulley. Congratulations! #eaglescout #putnamstrong
Award Ceremony June 15th
Congratulations to everyone on their service awards and their career milestones! Individual descriptions to follow on the department website soon. We are all so proud of and grateful for you. Well done! #pcso #putnamstrong
Communications 1982
This week’s #tbt features then Sergeant Anthony Edwards aka PC6. Here he is in the early 1980s along with Deputy Sheriff Lori Meyers in the then new Communications Center at 3 County Center. He was instrumental in implementing the first computerized report system at the #PCSO and also trained current Sheriff Langley in Emergency Communications. We hope Lieutenant Edwards is enjoying his well deserved retirement!
Gary Pietropaolo, the Carmel police officer who was killed when his motorcycle was struck in Putnam County this past Thursday is being remembered for his “big heart and contagious laugh.” A visitation will be held on Monday, June 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc. at 418 Route 6 in Mahopac. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at St. James the Apostle R.C. Church, 12 Gleneida Ave. in Carmel. Interment will follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made In Memory of Gary to the Carmel PBA PO Box 101 Mahopac, NY 10541.
Gary Pietropaolo
A great loss to all who knew him. RIP.

It’s with heavy hearts that we’ve been informed former University Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo succumbed to injuries he received in an off duty motorcycle accident.
Gary, a graduate of the Westchester County Police academy in 2011, worked for UPD for five years. In 2016 he transferred to the Town of Carmel Police Dept.
For those of us who had the chance to work and know Gary, he was a great officer and friend to all. We will miss Gary’s never ending smile, professionalism and caring attitude. “His tenacity for Law Enforcement was unparalleled and admired by his peers.” Our prayers are extended to his family and friends.

Rest easy, we’ll take it from here.Gary PietropaoloGary Pietropaolo

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.

Do Not Leave A Pet In Your Car Today


Not even for a minute!
Today is going to be a HOT day.
Do Not Leave A Pet In Your Car Today.

It’s estimated that hundreds of cats and dogs die each year from being left in hot cars, while even more become seriously ill. While it’s easy to think that only animals who belong to bad people die in hot cars, it’s simply not true. It can happen to even the most devoted animal lover. “I was just gone a few minutes,” “It wasn’t even that hot,” “I cracked open a window.” These are the common responses of grieving family members when they return to their cars to find their beloved cats or dogs have died of heatstroke.

Sheriff Langley and Peekskill Police Chief Don Halmy on the "Dear Sandy" Show

Please have a look at Langley who appeared on Sandy Galef’s chat show “Dear Sandy…” along with newly appointed Peekskill Police Chief Don Halmy. Discussions on the show covered community policing and how policing has changed over the years. It was filmed on May 4th. Many thanks to Assemblywoman Galef and to Chief Halmy.


K9Friday June 15th

A very sad and special #k9friday. Over 60 police dogs and their handlers lined Gleneida Avenue along the Row of Honor for the funeral of Carmel PO Gary Pietropaolo. K9s from local, regional and State agencies were represented. Later that day the K9s and their handlers greeted the family and other mourners at the entrance to the cemetery. What a deeply moving and emotional experience for everyone who loved him and had the honor of knowing him. Rest In Peace.

Motorists and Bicyclists: Sheriff's Safety Reminder About Road Sharing Rules

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., who also serves as Chairman of the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board, is reminding motorists and bicyclists of the rules for sharing the road safely.

Flag Day 2018

Putnam County Flag Day celebration on the shores of Lake Gleneida by the Sybil Luddington statue. Sheriff Langley with County Executive Maryellen Odell and the students from the St James the Apostle School and the members of the VFW and Carmel Senior Citizens Center.
Flag Day

Funeral Procession for Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo

Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Funeral procession for Carmel PO Gary Pietropaolo. Such a beautiful outpouring of solidarity with many local, state and regional agencies honoring Gary’s life. It is a sad day in the County. Our thoughts and love are with his family, friends and colleagues. May his memory be a blessing. #putnamstrong

Glenida Ave

Brewster Woman Arrested on Drug Charges in Southeast

Bernadette N. MullenBernadette N. Mullen

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Brewster woman for unlawfully possessing drugs in Putnam County.

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 11:55 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Shane Rossiter arrested 24-year-old Brewster resident Bernadette N. Mullen for allegedly possessing marijuana and controlled substances.

Deputy Rossiter initially stopped Mullen’s vehicle for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation at the Gulf gas station off of Route 22 in the Town of Southeast.

Pursuant to an investigation, Deputy Rossiter recovered partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and two (2) un-prescribed prescription medications alleged to be Xanax and Suboxone. Ms. Mullen was subsequently placed under arrest.

Danbury Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Carlos R. Agosto-MendezCarlos R. Agosto-Mendez

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley. Jr reports the arrest of a 35-year-old Danbury man for driving while intoxicated in Putnam County.

On June 2, 2018, at approximately 6:28 p.m., Deputy Kevin Radovich arrested 35-year-old Carlos R. Agosto-Mendez of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Southeast. Agosto-Mendez was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 6, between Argone Road and Starr Ridge Road, prior to his arrest.

Mr. Agosto-Mendez was subsequently arrested after failing roadside sobriety tests. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, for having a Blood Alcohol Content of more than .08%. Several empty beer bottles were found in his vehicle.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office K9 Lex Has Received Body Armor

K9 LexK9 Lex

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports that Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K9 Lex, Police dog of handler Deputy Vincent Dalo, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 12524 of North Hampton, NH and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Girl Scout Troop 12524 North Hampton, NH”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,700 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.3 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.


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