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!
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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

How to Support Our Injured LEOs


Thank you everyone for your concern over our Deputy who was seriously injured last week in the line of duty. We have been overwhelmed with generosity from the community asking, “What can we do to help him?”

Luckily our Deputy has his family and friends rallying around him and he is being well taken care of by them and by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department PBA. The PCSD PBA steps up in times of crisis and need, such as with one of our Investigators who was struck by a vehicle last month while working.

If you would like to help them support our blue PCSO family, please feel free to send contributions to:

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department PBA, PO Box 182, Carmel NY 10512.

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Sheriff Langley Reports a Driving While Intoxicated Arrest

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 62-year-old Danbury man on DWI charges. On January 12, 2020, at approximately 12:48 a.m. Deputy Amanda S. Collier observed a pick-up truck cross over the double yellow line. At the time, the pick-up was traveling in a Northeasterly direction on Sodom Lane in the Town of Southeast headed towards the Deputy. The truck did then continue through a stop sign without stopping.

Deputy Collier initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, 62-year-old Danbury resident Bruce W. Staszewski, was allegedly intoxicated. An open bottle of Vodka and a jar of alleged marijuana were recovered from the vehicle. Staszewski was arrested on the scene without incident and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated for having a Blood Alcohol Content in excess of .18, Driving While Intoxicated, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and other related charges. He was processed and booked at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and issued an appearance ticket for a future date in the Town of Southeast Justice Court.

Flashback Friday - Ready for Camp

#FlashbackFriday this week finds us in August 1986 with Sheriff Thoubboron and Sgt. MacCrae greeting area children before they go to the NY State Sheriffs Summer Camp in Yates County, NY. The camp gives families who may not have the means to send their children to camp the opportunity to do so at no cost. The camp is funded by the NY State Sheriffs Association through generous donations from around the state. It continues to this day providing children with a lifetime of memories. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #nystatesheriffsassocation @nyssheriffscamp

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Thank You for Your Support

A Message from Sheriff Langley:
Thank You
I would like to thank everyone for their support of and concern for our Deputy who was injured Monday morning.

Both of his surgeries went well. The damage was more extensive than originally thought but the skilled surgeons at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital were able to repair the damage. His prognosis for a full recovery is good.

Our brave Deputy was discharged from the hospital this morning amongst great fanfare with members of his Department, local law enforcement-including a helicopter fly over from the Westchester County Police, K9s, first responders and hospital staff lining the lobby. He is now resting comfortably at home.

We are very fortunate to have such a supportive community. The Deputy extends his gratitude to everyone who sent their good thoughts and prayers and for their good wishes.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #thethinblueline #community #wcpdny


***UPDATE*** Deputy Stabbed During Altercation


UPDATE on Deputy Stabbed During Altercation

The Deputy who was stabbed while investigating the disturbance in the Town of Putnam Valley is out of surgery. He suffered a severed artery which, though repaired during the surgery, he may need to undergo additional surgeries. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the support from the community, NY State Police, Town of Carmel Police, Westchester County Police and the City of Peekskill Police. We would also like to thank the Hudson Valley Hospital Center for all their support during this time. And thank you to everyone who has sent good wishes his way. It worked! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #thethinblueline

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports today, January 20, 2020 at approximately 10 AM Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the the Town of Putnam Valley. Upon investigation at the residence, a male subject confronted Deputies with a knife. The subject was taken in custody. During this confrontation one of the Deputies was stabbed and sustained injuries. Currently the Deputy is undergoing surgery for his injuries. At this time the investigation is continuing, and there is no threat to the public. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #thethinblueline

Awards Ceremony - January 2020

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility held an award presentation today, the first of 2020. New officers were sworn in, life-saving and commendation awards were presented and 20-, 25- and 30 years of service milestones were recognized. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #careersstarthere

Pledge of Allegiance

  • Kevin Neary


  • Rabbi Abe Friedman

Welcome Remarks

  • Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

Swearing In of Officers

  • Undersheriff Kevin Cheverko
  • Captain of the Jail James Greenough
  • Lieutenant Michael Villani
  • Sergeant Travis Bjorkander
  • Sergeant Richard Bartley
  • Corrections Officer Stephen Ruocco

Lifesaving Awards

  • Deputy Brian Neary
  • Deputy Anthony Tolve

Commendation Awards

  • Deputy Ryan Diskin
  • Deputy Matthew Kraisky
  • Deputy Kevin Radovich
  • Deputy Anthony Tolve
  • Deputy Anthony Vigna

Civilian Commendation

  • Kevin Kilkenny

Years of Service

  • 20 Years
    • Geri Bishop
    • CO John Cassidy
    • Deputy Andrew Kristan
    • Sergeant Wanda Jackson
    • Cindy Keefe
  • 25 Years
    • CO Anthony Colello
    • Amy Eighmie
    • CO Louis Lapolla
    • 1st Sergeant William Meyer
    • Lieutenant Kevin McManus
  • 30 Years
    • Investigator Jeffrey Devolve
    • Elin Gardner
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Charles J. Moore Arrangements


The following arrangements have been made for Charles J. Moore:

Visitation : Monday, January 13, 4-8 pm
Funeral : Tuesday, January 14 at 11 am

Both will be at Cargain Funeral Home-Carmel, 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel NY 10512

Internment will follow the funeral service at the Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring New York.

Charles J. Moore - Rest In Peace

It is with deep sadness that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notes the passing of Charles J. (Charlie) Moore, born in Cold Spring, New York. Mr. Moore had resided in Putnam County most of his life, most recently in Kent.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17 in September 1962 and served more than four years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his last tour of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam, Sergeant Moore was seriously wounded and received the Purple Heart Award and was retired from the United States Marine Corps on January 1st, 1967.

Shortly thereafter, he joined the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in March of 1967 and has served in various duty assignments since that time:

  • Uniform Road Patrol Division
  • Plainclothes Undercover Assignments
  • Director of the Sheriff’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team
  • Sheriff’s Special Weapons Tactical Assault Team Sniper
  • Sheriff’s Communications Division
  • Youth Bureau Coordinator and Youth Toy Drive Founder

During Mr. Moore’s twenty years of service to the Sheriff’s Department and the residents of Putnam County, he had received numerous Awards and Commendations for Outstanding Service as a Police Officer and Community Resident.

Mr. Moore retired from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on June 12th, 1987.

Last May, the Department dedicated one of their Marine Unit patrol boats in his honor among great fanfare. It was a special day for all who attended.

We extend our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing. We will never forget you Charlie. Godspeed, Your friends at #putnamsheriffNY

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Man Charged With Hit and Run Among Those Released From the Putnam County Correctional Facility Under New Bail Reform Laws


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that three defendants incarcerated on pending criminal charges had to be released under new criminal justice reforms that took effect on January 1, 2020. Among those released was 40-year-old Javier Lorenzano-Fercano who was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal automobile accident, a Class “D” Felony. It is alleged that on October 25, 2019, Lorenzano-Fercano was driving in the Town of Philipstown when he struck and killed a 38 year old man and then fled the area without reporting the incident. He was arrested the next day in Dutchess County. When Mr. Lorenzano-Mercano was released Immigration officials took him into custody on an I.C.E. detainer.

Also released under the new criminal justice reforms were 50 year old Suffolk County resident James McInerney who is charged with Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree a Class “C” Felony and 28 year old Brooklyn resident Dusean Davis who is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 1st Degree, a Class “C” Felony.

Get the Sheriff's Department App

It’s a new year and what better way to keep up to date with the #putnamsheriffNY than with the Department’s app? It is available for free in both the apple and android app stores. It has all sorts of great features from submit a tip anonymously to pistol permits and who we are. Give it a try and let us know what you think. #putnamcountyNY #putnamsafeputnamstrong #thesheriffapp #community



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