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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2 Dogs
#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.
K9Sentinel
#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.

Brewster High School Instructor Charged With Having Sex With Student

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that an instructor at the Brewster High School is facing criminal charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

Mr. Christopher L. Vlangas, aged 41, who resides at 4 Upland Pastures Road in Sherman, Connecticut, allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old female student. The charged sexual activity is alleged to have occurred in the Towns of Southeast and Patterson. The defendant faces multiple charges of statutory rape and a charge of criminal sexual act in the case.

Mahopac Couple Facing Drug, Child Endangerment Charges

Samuel L. Shuler and Leia A. RandolphSamuel L. Shuler and Leia A. Randolph

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a man and woman are facing drug possession and child endangerment charges after authorities executed a search warrant at their Mahopac home.

Mr. Samuel L. Shuler, aged 36, and Ms. Leia A. Randolph, aged 28, of 424 Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac, were arrested on October 19th when members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) and federal probation officials conducted a search of their home, which is located across the street from the entrance to the Mahopac Middle School campus. Authorities reportedly found more than two pounds of marihuana in the home, along with a quantity of 9-millimeter pistol ammunition, drug packaging materials, scales and cash.

Authorities obtained the search warrant following an NEU investigation into suspected illegal drug activity by Mr. Shuler and Ms. Randolph at the home. The federal probation officials became involved in the case because Mr. Shuler is currently under probation supervision for a previous conviction on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine back in 2004.

At the time of the search, Mr. Shuler and Ms. Randolph were in the home, and with them was the couple’s 9-month-old son. In light of the illicit drug activity and the drugs found within the home, authorities charged the pair with endangering the welfare of a child. After the couple’s arrest, the child was temporarily turned over to the care of a relative.

Lake Peekskill Woman Charged With Child Endangerment

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Lake Peekskill woman is facing a charge of child endangerment.

At about 11:38 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, a caller dialed 911 and reported that a toddler–later determined to be a two-year old boy–was seen alone and in his bare feet wandering along Lake Drive in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley. A woman who lives in the neighborhood saw the boy and stayed with him until Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

Sheriff's K-9 Getting Donated Bullet-Proof Vest

K9 wearing a ballistic vest

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that one of the Sheriff’s Office’s patrol canines, “Lex”, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest that is being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose stated 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 in providing the potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 members. According to the organization, it has provided over 2,600 protective vests throughout 50 states at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars, with funding raised through private and corporate donations. The organization estimates that there are 30,000 law enforcement K9s in service throughout the United States.

Putnam Valley Man Found With Drugs During Traffic Stop

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Putnam Valley man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in the town. Mr. Keith J. Matthews, aged 33, of 55 Oak Ridge Drive, was arrested on October 10th after deputies pulled him over on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.

Drug Arrests Recorded

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports the recent arrests of four persons on drug possession charges in four separate cases. The arrests took place in Patterson, Carmel, Kent and Southeast.

Deputy Sheriffs and Medics Revive Overdose Victim With Antidote

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Patterson man was revived from an apparent narcotics overdose thanks to the life-saving actions of sheriff deputies and paramedics.

At about seven o’clock on Tuesday evening, September 5th, sheriff deputies and paramedics were dispatched to a 911 call from a residence on Concord Road in Patterson. The caller reported that another person in the house was unconscious as the result of a suspected drug overdose.

New Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Dedicated to Memory of Mark R. Gilmore:

CYCLE WITH COMMEMORATIVE MARKINGS UNVEILED AT FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED NARCO HEAD AND FOR DEPUTY BATTLING CANCER
members of the  Putnam County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycleDeputy William Verrastro (left) and Deputy Anthony Tolve (right), members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycle dedicated to the memory of deceased Senior Investigator Mark R. Gilmore.-Photo courtesy of Sheriff’s Office.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that his office has dedicated a new patrol motorcycle to the memory of Mark R. Gilmore, who was the Sheriff’s Senior Investigator in charge of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit at the time of his death on March 1, 2017. He died at age 54 from a heart attack suffered while off-duty.

Senior Investigator Gilmore also served as a motorcycle officer during his 28-year career in the Sheriff’s Office. “In recognition of Mark’s devotion to duty as a motor officer over the years, as well as his life-long personal love for riding, we thought it most fitting to memorialize Mark by emblazoning his name and badge number on the new motorcycle,” said the Sheriff.

The motorcycle was unveiled on Saturday, July 22nd, at a fundraising event held to benefit Sr. Inv. Gilmore’s widow, Amy, and his daughter Mattingly, and also to benefit Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmidt and his family. Deputy Schmidt, who has served as the Youth & Community Services Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, is battling a rare form of cancer. The event, organized by the Sheriff’s Office PBA, was a barbecue held at the Patterson Fire Department grounds that was attended by many Sheriff’s Office employees and their families, as well as a number of police officers from various area departments and other supporters.

Deputy Anthony Tolve Graduates Motorcycle School

Congratulations to Deputy Sheriff Anthony Tolve who graduated as Top Rider at the Yonkers Police Department Motorcycle school. The ceremony was held at the Yonkers Police Department 1st Precinct. Certificates were presented by Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner.

Yonkers Police Department Traffic Division Motorcycle Unit hosts a two week motorcycle safety school for law enforcement agencies throughout the region including Putnam, Westchester and Connecticut. Principles of proper breaking and turning are covered in this school. Members of the public are also encouraged to be aware of increased motorcycle usage in the warm weather on our area roadways.

Sheriff's Sergeant Graduates From FBI National Academy

Sergeant Timothy KeithSergeant Timothy Keith

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports the graduation of Sheriff’s Sergeant Timothy Keith from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on June 7, 2017.

Sergeant Keith, who is a supervisor in the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and a K-9 handler, was among 228 law enforcement officials hailing from 47 states and the District of Columbia, 24 foreign nations, five branches of the United States military and seven federal civilian agencies who attended the 268th Session of the Academy. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony, held at the Virginia campus.

Internationally renowned for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy is a ten-week program of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training. Admission to the Academy is highly selective, with candidates nominated by their agencies to attend based upon the officer’s proven record of law enforcement service. Less than one percent of America’s law enforcement officials, and an even smaller percentage of nominees applying from other countries, are selected to attend the program. Since the inception of the Academy in 1935, the Academy has turned out some 50,141 graduates from the U.S. and abroad.

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