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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A blast from the past for #K9Friday! Retired K9 Chase visited the Department during a special event. He is current PCSO K9 Flashs older brother. It is always nice to see such cherished old friends.

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K9 Hannah
#flashbackfriday and #k9friday all in just one post! Here is K9 Hannah with a fan in the Department’s lobby. Christmas is three months from today. Let that sink in and have a safe and fun weekend! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #yellowlab #electronicsdetectiondog #sheriffK9 #workingdog
K9 Flash
It is time for #K9Friday with Deputy Hill and #K9Flash! Have a great weekend everyone!
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K9 Satch
It’s time for #K9Friday and @pcso_k9satch is ready to skid steer into the weekend! Who wants to be his co-pilot? #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #sheriffK9 #malinois #bringtreats
Hello #flashbackfriday! Circa 1980’s
Sergeant Anthony Edwards preparing to saddle his 1979 Plymouth Volare Pursuit package patrol unit. Sergeant Edwards served the people of Putnam County with pride and dedication and brought not only the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to the forefront of technology but changed police reporting national by implementing the use of computers during their infancy for police reports. Anthony Edwards would to this day be a tremendous asset not only to the Sheriff’s Department but to our community due to his passion and knowledge in the communications and reporting systems of emergency services. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistoryny #plymouthvolare #policecar #vintagecar

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

Prevent Suicide

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recognizes September as Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. For further information, please visit There is always hope! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #betheone2 I’m Concerned About Myself If you are in crisis:

  • Call 911
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Text “Got5” to 741-741

If you are thinking about suicide, take steps to keep yourself safe:

  • Make a promise to yourself not to do anything right now. Remind yourself suicidal thoughts come and go
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make your home safe by removing anything that could be used to hurt yourself.
  • Stay hopeful. People do get through this.
  • Reach out to someone you trust for help.
  • Contact your primary or mental health care provider and make an appointment. Visit the New York State Office of Mental Health Program Directory to find a behavioral health provider near you.

If you are not sure how to talk about your suicidal thoughts, here are some things that might help:

  • Describe your internal thoughts.
  • If you have a plan to complete suicide, explain it to someone you trust.
  • Specifically say that you are thinking about suicide.
  • If you do not feel comfortable saying these things out loud: write a note, email, or a text and sit with someone you trust while they read your message.

I’m Concerned About Someone If you are worried that someone is in immediate danger or may have already acted on suicidal thoughts, call 911. Look for the signs. Most people thinking about suicide show warning signs before taking action. These include:

  • Talking about killing oneself, feeling hopeless, having no reason to live, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Looking for ways to end their lives
  • Saying goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression, fatigue, sleeping too much or too little
  • Displaying moods of depression, anxiety, loss of interest, irritability, humiliation, shame, agitation, or anger
  • Relief or sudden improvement

Pay attention to new or uncharacteristic behavior. Has your loved one experienced a painful event, loss or change? Take any talk of suicide seriously. Someone who is suicidal may say things like:

  • “I don’t know how much longer I can take this”
  • “They will be sorry once I’m gone”
  • “I wish I could go to sleep and never wake up”
  • “I’ve been saving up my pills in case things get really bad”

Take action. If someone you know is exhibiting any of these warning signs:

  • Ask them openly and directly if they are thinking about suicide
  • Ask them to tell you about what has been going on and LISTEN to them.
  • Avoid discussing the value of life, minimizing problems, or giving advice
  • Link them to additional resources, let them know it is important to get help, and stay with them while exploring options

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line: Text ‘Got5’ to 741-741. Learn more about the #BeThe1To campaign to spread the message about the five steps everyone can take to help someone in crisis.

Warrant Wednesday


It’s time for Warrant Wednesday!

WANTED FOR BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the pictured individual, Victor Zuniga-Chirinos, who is wanted on a Superior Court Arrest Warrant for a commercial burglary and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Last known area of residence was 826 Columbus Ave, NY, NY. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. All calls kept confidential. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #warrantwednesday

Mental Health Awareness and De-Escalation Training


The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has continued to provide De-Escalation Training to our Deputies through hands-on scenarios and via video instruction. And recognizing how invaluable this training is for all Law Enforcement Officers, the Department hosted a Mental Health Awareness and De-Escalation seminar on August 20-21, 2020, and extended invitations to members of other police agencies in Putnam County. The training focused on all aspects of mental health awareness and de-escalation but emphasized how an Officer’s own personal issues may influence their behavior when dealing with someone in a high-stress situation. This training further honed the skills they need to better address situations in an effective and compassionate manner while maintaining control of the situation for a safe and positive outcome.

The training was attended by members of the Putnam County Emergency Response Team, supervisors of the Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Kent Police, Town of Carmel Police and the Village of Cold Spring Police Department.

The presenters for the training were Pastor Andrew Columbia from Mt Carmel Baptist Church, John Bourges of PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet 2 Vet Program of Putnam County, and Megan Castellano the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Putnam County.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #deescalationtraining #mentalhealthawareness

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Labor Day Crackdown Enforcement Effort


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Commanding Officer Lt. John Dearman 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.

While we spend the Labor Day holiday and the end of summer celebrating with our loved ones, law enforcement officers 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 started on August 19, 2020 and will end on September 7, 2020. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

The STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from our STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home

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Thank You Joseph and Monika Stilwell


Who doesn’t love a buffet?? Once again, Joseph and Monika Stilwell’s generosity and overwhelming support is greatly appreciated with this amazing lunch spread for members of the Department. The organic vegetables were from their garden and paired nicely along with crowd favorites such as potatoes, corn on the cob, grilled chicken, beef with fresh peppers and onions, assorted salads, cornbread made this a feast to remember. And those cookies… We continue to be grateful for the Stilwell’s thoughtfulness.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #feedingthetroops #bestlunchever #gratitude

20-Year-Old Philipstown Resident Charged With Murdering His Father


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on August 23, 2020, after a lengthy investigation, Investigators from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested 20-year-old Louis Joseph Weber IV on charges that he intentionally murdered his father, Louis Joseph Weber, late last year.

On November 4, 2019, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched via Putnam 911 to the Post Road Trailer Park, in Philipstown, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival to the scene, Deputies discovered a trailer home that was fully engulfed in flames. The Deputies attempted to gain entry but were unable to due to the significant fire and smoke.

The North Highlands Fire Department arrived and began extinguishing the fire with the assistance of the Cold Spring, Garrison, and Fishkill Fire Departments. After the fire was extinguished, a search of the residence led to the discovery of the deceased body of the homeowner, 72-year-old Louis J. Weber. Thereafter, an investigation, by the Sheriff’s Department began.

Weber was charged with Murder in the Second Degree and is currently being held without bail in the Putnam County Correctional Facility.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #philipstownNY


Motor Unit In-Service Training


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Today the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department hosted an In-Service Training for the Motor Units of various local Law Enforcement Agencies including the City of White Plains, Yorktown Police, New York State Police, and Newtown, CT Police. What a beautiful summer day for all participants to fine-tune their motorcycle skills!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #motorunit #multiagencycooperation #harleydavidson #motorcycle


Putnam County Law Enforcement Prayer Walk

Prayer Walk

Sunday, August 23rd, over 1000 people participated in the Law Enforcement Prayer Walk which was organized by Marianne Chaluisan. The Sheriff would like to personally thank everyone that came out today and participated in this much-needed show of support during these trying times. A big thank you to Marianne Chalusian for all the hard work she does for the community. Her selflessness does not go unseen.
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #LEO #community

Welcome to our new feature: WARRANT WEDNESDAY


If you have any information about this individual, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 845-225-4300. You can do so anonymously. Or you can send a tip via our app! Please see the poster for details. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #warrantwednesday #putnamsafeputnamstrong


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