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 Flash
Deputy Hill’s #K9Flash is always a favorite wherever he goes. The Putnam Hospital Kids Day was no exception. Flash loves to meet new people and receive pets. It’s all in a day’s work for the sharpest nose in Putnam County! #k9friday #k9flash #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #policedog #workingdog #americanbloodhound #putnamsafeputnamstrong #sheriffk9
Just another day in Carmel, New York, right? We’re sure many will recognize this intersection, Fair Street and Gleneida Avenue or Route 52 or Smadbeck Avenue, depends who you ask and how long they’ve been in town. Big goings on in the center of town, a four car accident. Standing on the left is Deputy Vincent Gugliuzza, PC-23 and if you knew Vinny or Vince, you can tell what he was thinking at this time, I wish I took today off. On the far left is the Putnam County Courier’s very own, Buzz Burr. Buzz was the Eric Gross of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s, a great guy and friend of the Sheriff’s Office. Check out the cars, the bell-bottoms, oh, and the hair. See anyone you know? ca 1974 #throwbackthursday #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #carmelny
Thank You
Thank you to the New York Riders for sending over these baskets to the officers for Law Enforcement Recognition week. The women and men of Department are enjoying them and appreciate the kind and thoughtful gesture. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #lawenforcementappreciationweek2019 #nyriders
The #putnamsheriffny is very excited about this free to the public event on Sunday! It is family friendly with lots of activities and demos. Hope to see you there! And BIG THANK YOU to @jaymarkjewelers for hosting this community day! #putnamcountyny #lawenforcementappreciationday #community #Repost courtesy of @jaymarkjewelers

Jaymark Jewelers’ Community day with @putnamsheriffny is fast approaching!!! Take a look at the #14karat #whitegold and #sapphire “blue line” bar necklace that will be raffled off. Join us from 12-4 Sunday May 19th for an afternoon of Drones, dogs, and motorcycles as well as music, free food, and the WHUD @100.7WHUD Family fun van! All raffle proceeds go to support the Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadet Program. @pcsocadets

#JaymarkJewelers #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyny #lawenforcementappreciationmonth #diamondsfordeputies #diamonds #coldspring #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyevents #shoplocal #sundayfunday #jewelry

Police Week
Today we join and stand with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement as we recognize this day and all those who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice. #putnamcountyny #putnamcountyny #thankyouforyourservice Repost courtesy of and with thanks to @ofcmatthurley

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

This week, today and always, we remember and honor the heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and offer our support to those who serve and protect throughout our communities everyday.

#PeaceOfficersMemorialDay #NationalPoliceWeek #PoliceWeek2019 #TentCity #TentCity2019 #PoliceOfficer #ThinBlueLine #BacktheBlue #HeroesLiveForever #Remember #Honor #Duty #Courage #Service #Sacrifice #Grateful #HumanizingtheBadge #WashingtonDC #LESM

The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board is on Facebook, follow them HERE

Registered Sex Offender Charged With Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child

Shawn WatersShawn Waters

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Shawn Waters, Age 34, of 29 Oak St in the Village of Brewster, New York. The arrest came after an investigation by members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the online possession of images of child sexual abuse material.

On December 13, 2018, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 29 Oak St, Apartment 2, in the Village of Brewster and seized multiple electronic devices. Waters was interviewed and arrested after images and videos of obscene sexual performances by children were located on one of the electronic devices allegedly in his possession.

Waters was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and charged with ten counts of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child a Class (E) Felony. Waters was arraigned in front of the Honorable Gregory Folchetti in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to the Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000/$50,000 Cash/Bond.

K9 Friday Hannah

#K9Friday is all about Hannah who is proving to be very popular with the under 10 crowd. Who can blame her with such nice kids Nora, Jackson and Logan saying hello and giving pets? #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #yellowlab #bestfriends


Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season

–Crackdown Enforcement Effort Impaired Driving Crackdown runs December 13, 2018 - January 1, 2019–

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

While we spend this Holiday Season celebrating with friends and family and looking forward to the blessings of a New Year the law enforcement community across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on December 13, 2018, and will end on January 1, 2019. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

Sheriff's Department Toy Drive a Smashing Success Thanks to a 90-Year-Old Putnam Woman

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. would like to thank 90 yr. old Marie Brady for helping to make this year’s “Toys For Tots” drive so successful.

Marie Brady has been a resident of Tilly Foster, Southeast, for her entire life. She is an energetic nonagenarian who donates her time and money to helping children. Each year Marie goes around town and, through word of mouth, gets many people to donate toys for the “Toys For Tots” program. She purchases many toys herself and this year, with the toys she bought and the toys donated by others and dropped off at her home, she collected over 200 toys and 21 bicycles.

Marie told Deputy AJ Pizzuto that she hopes to live long enough to double this year’s total for next year and wants people to know that anyone can do it. Marie was helped this year by close friend Wendy Koehler and Sheriff’s Cadet Vincent Ricci.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department picked up the toys at her residence and dropped them off at the local drop-off site.

Toy Drive 2018
Toy Drive 2018

Social Media Threats Lead to Arrest of a Brewster High School Student

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on December 19, 2018, a 16-year-old Brewster High School student was arrested for allegedly making threats against the school.

On December 18, 2018, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home of the student who allegedly made the threats on social media accounts. A security check of the student’s home and a home which is frequented was conducted.

After an investigation, the subject was arrested and charged accordingly. He was released to the custody of his father.

Toy Drive 1983

In this week’s #tbt photo, we continue with the sprit of giving and the long tradition of the Sheriff’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive for families in need. You may recall around Thanksgiving, we featured a similar photo of Corporal Charles J. Moore. Well, yes, it’s the same van, but a different cast of characters. That van, Sheriff’s Unit “Seven-Zero-Three” was around for a very long time. If we remember correctly, it was purchased second hand from the New York Telephone Company, painted blue and white and put into service. Later it was painted red and white as you can see here. Left to right- Corporal Terry Lee Ridpath, Corporal Douglas MacCrae, a Sheriff’s Cadet, (If anyone knows his name, please let us know) and Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker, ca. 1983. Happy merry everyone! #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #community #lovethatvan

Toy Drive 1983
Toy Drive 1983

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Responds to Bomb Threat at Local Business

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on December 13, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to T.Webber Plumbing and Heating, located at 3365 Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown, on the call of a bomb threat. Upon arrival to the scene Deputies set a perimeter around the premises and evacuated the building, which had approximately 20 people inside.

In addition to the Deputies, The Emergency Service Unit (ESU) of the Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police and the Fire Department responded to the scene.

Mahopac Man Arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated

Michael MurtaghMichael Murtagh

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr., reports the arrest of a Mahopac man for Driving While Intoxicated.

On December 8, 2018, at approximately 12:10 am, Deputy Michael Diveglio observed a vehicle speeding on State Route 6, in the Town of Carmel. Deputy Diveglio initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the vicinity of Drewville Road and Crafts Road. A subsequent in investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver, Michael Murtagh, age 30, of Carmel, was allegedly intoxicated. Mr. Murtagh was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Murtagh was processed and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (.18 of 1% or more Blood Alcohol Content), and Driving While Intoxicated (Both Misdemeanors). Mr. Murtagh posted $250.00 bail and was released to a third party.

Mr. Murtagh is scheduled to appear in the Town of Carmel Justice Court, at a future date and time.

Telephone Scams in Our Area

You’re a mean one...

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens jointly, and on behalf of all Law Enforcement officials in Putnam County, wish a healthy and happy holiday season for all. However, they remind citizens that, unfortunately, criminals are using the generosity and joyfulness of the holiday season as a time to victimize Putnam County residents, especially the elderly.

Currently, law enforcement is investigating a variety of telephone scams in our area; notably unsolicited telephone callers are impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees demanding cash payments for unpaid taxes via prepaid debit cards, money orders, or wire transfers from their banks. Another prevalent scam is where the caller alleges to be calling on behalf of someone, usually a grandchild or other relative, who is allegedly in danger or trouble; this scam involves an immediate request for cash, to pay bail, medical bills or a fine.

It is important to remain calm when receiving these types of calls, you need to pause; the IRS will generally contact you by mail, not over the telephone, and the IRS will not ask for payment using a prepaid debit card, a money order or wire a transfer. The IRS also will not ask for a credit card number over the telephone. The IRS suggests if you believe that you owe Federal taxes you can reach the IRS at 800-829-1040.

Sheriff's Holiday Party

The annual #PCSO Holiday Party yesterday was SRO, no the other SRO-standing room only! Thanks to Lieutenant Hanley, Chief of Staff McKinney, Traffic Safety Liaison Mirra, Confidential Assistant to the Undersheriff Liebler and the Jail staff for an amazing and delicious time. Happy holidays everyone! #putnamcountyny

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays


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