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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K9 Char
A perfect pawtrait for a hot day! Don’t let the cute ears fool you. Accelerant detector K9 Char is the consummate professional on the scene with a nose that knows… But he sure is cute too! (Photo provided by his handler Sgt Scott Lombardo). #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #k9friday #policedog #workingdog #putnamsafeputnamstrong
Captain Butler
For this week’s #throwbackthursday photo, we feature Captain Gerald P. Butler, PC-21, a gentle giant. Prior to beginning his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Gerry Butler was a member of the Village of Brewster Police Department. As a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Road Patrol Division, Butler was one of the charter members of our S.W.A.T. Team, a unit we now refer to as the Emergency Response Team ( E.R.T.). Deputy Butler’s interest gravitated towards the County Jail duties and, as a result, Sheriff Weizenecker chose him to replace Sgt. William Clinton as the jail supervisor upon Clinton’s retirement. At that time, Butler held the title of Jail Warden, a title which was later changed to Captain. Everyone who had the pleasure of working with or knowing Gerry Butler will tell you that he was a great bowler, a great golfer, a great person and the type of person that would do anything to help anyone. Gerry was taken too soon and will always be missed. His memory may always be a blessing. Photo ca. 2001. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
Old car
Old police cars are always a fan favorite and this week’s #throwbackthursday offers a classic 70s cruiser that embodies all the characteristics of a vintage Department ride for which we all get nostalgic. The paint job! The old sirens and lights! Along with this #plymouthgranfury are Captain Lawrence M. Connolly, (left) Deputy Roger Preble, (center) and Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker, (right) ca. 1977. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #thosewerethedays
Cold Spring
Wonderful evening and photo of Deputy Hill, K9 Flash and on the bicycles are Bryan Suppa and Tommy Varbero and Sheriff Langley. Thanks to the Cold Spring Lions Club for the photo! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #coldspringNY #bicyclepatrol #sheriffK9 #july4 #community #lionsclub
Hot Flash
Aw Flash, it IS hot! You are such a good sport! #putnamsheriffny #k9flash #putnamcountyny #americanbloodhound #policedog #coldspringNY #july4thum7th #

Putnam County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports arrests recorded by the department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU). On April 27, 2019, members of the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) conducted a welfare
check on a vehicle parked at Applebee’s, located at 115 Independent Way, Town of Southeast. The driver of the vehicle, Roxanne Leonard, age 28 of Carmel, was found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged Heroin and Marijuana. Ms. Leonard was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Southeast Justice Court.

10-13 Officer Evan Fieldale

Officer needs our assistance!! Please see the attached flyer for information regarding a 10-13 that will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 for Officer Fieldale. Officer Fieldale is currently out on an unplanned/extended medical leave.

Please come out and support Evan on July 29th at the Patterson Fire House Pavilion on Route 311 in the Town of Patterson. Food, beer, wine and cigars will be provided. Sounds like a good time will be had by all who attend!!

Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing everyone on July 29th. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #thethinblueline #community #cigars

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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 their agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on July 3, 2019 and will end on July 7, 2019. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. This year the 4th of July falls on a Thursday so we expect heavy traveling to begin on Wednesday July 3, 2019 and festivities to run through July 7, 2019.

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.

Hope Not Handcuffs

Hope Not Handcuffs

The Hope Not Handcuffs program is coming to Putnam County and we need volunteer ‘Angels’ to continue its success!
Angels are needed to serve the following locations:
Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
Town Of Kent NY Police
Carmel Police

What is Hope not Handcuffs?
Hope not Handcuffs is an initiative aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find treatment options for individuals seeking help for addiction. A person can come into a participating police department and ask for help.
They will be greeted with compassion and respect. An Angel volunteer will be called to assist with paperwork and provide support until a treatment option is found.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Hope Hot Handcuffs team, you can complete an online application via the link in profile through the weekend.
Angels can choose their own volunteer time slots.
Questions: email us at:
or call 833-428-4673 #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #hopenothandcuffs #volunteer

Deputy Sheriff Victor Cappuzzo

We had a visitor today, Thursday 6/27/19. Former Deputy Sheriff Victor Cappuzzo. Victor was a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Frank Lyden around 1965. Victor stopped by for a visit and to reminisce about the old days. Victor described Sheriff Lyden as a great man and a great man to work for. Victor worked with Deputy Ernie Eizenhoffer and a future sheriff, Raynor Weizenecker, just to name a few. Amazed about how things have changed here in Putnam County and with the sheriff’s department in particular, Victor shared stories about what it was like to supervise six inmates shaving with straight razors, all at the same time, while he was all alone and unarmed. Victor, we hope you enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed having you. Thank you for your service and contribution to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. And thanks for stopping by! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #oldfriends

Deputy Sheriff Victor Cappuzzo
Deputy Sheriff Victor Cappuzzo
Deputy Sheriff Victor Cappuzzo

A Special Statement from the Sheriff's Department

Independence Day

Independence Day is just around the corner. While we are enjoying the festivities with friends and family, let us be mindful of our veterans and refrain from the use of fireworks that may cause unnecessary stress to those who valiantly served to protect our freedoms and now suffer from PTSD.

For those of us with pets, please be responsible and leave your pets at home safely secured indoors. Our pets do not understand what the loud explosions are or where they come from and think to look for a safer location. It is not uncommon for a pet to break out of your home through a screen door or window in an attempt to escape from the noise.

We would also like to remind everyone that fireworks are not permitted with the exception of sparkling devices which are ground based or hand held and produce a shower of sparks. Other effects may include a colored flame, smoke, a crackling sound, or a whistle effect. They do not rise into the air like Roman candles nor do they explode.

Let’s all have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

#putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #fourthofjuly #independenceday2019 #letfreedomring

Bonus tbt Deputy Sheriff John Brophy

For this week’s bonus #throwbackthursday we feature a crustacean and a Deputy! Deputy Sheriff John Brophy, left, assisting an unidentified New York State Conservation Officer with the inspection of a lobster, ca 1974. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #lobster #departmentofconservation #seabugs

Recent DWI Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports recent DWI arrests recorded by Deputy Sheriff’s. On June 14, 2019, at approximately 4:32 p.m., Deputy Anthony Tolve was dispatched by Putnam County 911for a report of an erratic driver travelling north-bound on State Route 9D, in the Town of Philipstown. A description of the vehicle was also dispatched. Deputy Tolve and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Service Unit (ESU) canvassed the area, looking for the vehicle. Deputy Tolve located the vehicle and a subsequent investigation by him and the ESU revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Chatanie Williams, age 32, of Highland Falls, was allegedly intoxicated. Ms. Williams was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor) and Driving While Intoxicated - Operating a Motor Vehicle While Having a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in excess of .08. (Misdemeanor) Ms. Williams was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Philipstown Justice Court and was released on her own recognizance, pending a future court date in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court.

On June 22, 2019, at approximately 2:03 a.m., while assigned to the ESU, Deputy Brian Neary and Deputy Francis McDonough responded to the area of 669 Peekskill Hollow Road, in the Town of Putnam Valley, for a report of a single car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the deputies observed a vehicle rolled over on its side, facing northbound on Peekskill Hollow Road. The female driver was observed inside the vehicle and needing assistance to be removed from the vehicle. The Deputies removed the vehicle’s sunroof and assisted the female operator, identified as Tammy Hayes, age 47, of Putnam Valley, out of the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed that Ms. Hayes was allegedly intoxicated. She was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor). Ms. Hayes is scheduled to appear at a future court date, in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.

On June 23, 2019, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Deputy Francis McDonough and Sergeant Edward Kennedy were dispatched by Putnam County 911 to the area of 340 Dennytown Road, in the Town of Putnam Valley, for a report of a one car property damage auto-accident. Upon arrival, Sergeant Kennedy and Deputy McDonough observed a vehicle on its side, located up a dirt embankment. A subsequent investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Stephen Famularo, age 21, of Putnam Valley, was allegedly intoxicated. Mr. Famularo was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor) and Driving While Intoxicated- Operating a Motor Vehicle While Having a BAC in excess of .08 (Misdemeanor). He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court date in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.

Fishkill Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument

Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Fishkill man for drug possession and illegal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Deputy Sheriff Frank Zeller

For this week’s #throwbackthursday photo, we feature Deputy Sheriff Frank Zeller, PC-34. Frank was a 1966 graduate of Brewster High School and a member of the BHS football team. In the Police Academy, Frank earned the distinction of achieving best shot, best notebook and best all around. While on patrol, Frank developed a reputation of being a stern, but fair Deputy. Frank gained the respect of the citizens he served and that of his fellow brother and sister law enforcement officers with whom he served. Frank Zeller, just another one of the many deputies that helped us get to where we are today. ca. 1977. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #thewaywewere

Deputy Zeller


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