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

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Responds to Legislator's Comments Regarding the DiPippo Settlement


On August 11, 2020, the Putnam County Legislature made the decision to settle a lawsuit filed by Anthony DiPippo for the sum of $12,000,000.00 for a case that occurred in 1994 under a previous administration.

Before formally voting to settle the lawsuit, Legislator Neal L. Sullivan made a public comment explaining why he was voting in favor of the settlement. In that statement, Legislator Sullivan alleged that a Putnam County Sheriff’s Department employee admitted to “having a policy at the Sheriff’s Department of not adhering to the requirement of turning over evidence which could have been helpful to the defense.”

The requirement Legislator Sullivan is referring to is known as the “Brady Rule.” The “Brady Rule” is a pretrial discovery rule that requires the Prosecution to turn over to the defendant in a criminal case all exculpatory evidence in the possession of the Police and Prosecution.

Let me be clear by stating that there is no such policy in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Since I took office in 2018 as Sheriff, my appointed Command Staff has been committed to reviewing and updating the existing Policies and Procedures of the Department. They are working alongside many other Supervisors, Investigators and Deputies who all have been diligently ensuring that our updated policies and procedures conform to State and Federal Law and contain the best practices for Law Enforcement. By doing so we intend to minimize the risk of liability to our County.

I want to assure all that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is committed to providing the highest level of service to our community while also following the letter of the law and protecting the civil rights of all.


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Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

No Cujo

Attention Putnam Residents! Bring your dogs, cats, and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 19th from 10am-12pm. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park (Upper Park), 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, and is open to all Putnam County residents.

Please bring photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency, as well as proof of prior rabies vaccination. Tags are not acceptable. If you do not have proof of prior rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. All dogs must be leashed and controlled. Any dog that may become aggressive must be muzzled. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. All animals must be supervised by an adult with the minimum number of people necessary. COVID-19 guidance must be followed including social/physical distancing and face coverings are required.

For more information and directions, please call the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390 ext. 43160. #putnamsheriffNY #pcdoh #putnamcountyNY #rabiesclinic #dogscatsandferrettsohmy

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports an Increase in Auto Thefts


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that Putnam and Westchester Counties have been experiencing a huge spike in auto thefts recently. Auto theft is not isolated to this area and in fact, there has been an alarming increase in these thefts throughout the state.

The first step to preventing auto theft starts with you! Many of these thefts occur because owners are leaving their vehicles unlocked with key fobs in the vehicle parked at home, work, and at car dealerships. This allows offenders to simply go through neighborhoods in the middle of the night, open car doors and steal those that are easily susceptible to theft. Therefore, never leave your keys/key fobs in your car as this is an open invitation for all auto thieves to take your car or truck.

Secondly, always lock your vehicle and ensure your valuables are removed or hidden away. A vehicle that is not locked is an open opportunity for someone to steal your vehicle or valuables and identification within your vehicle that contain confidential information about you which can be used for identity theft and related credit or financial crime. And although there have currently been no reported burglaries related to auto thefts of cars containing key fobs never leave your house keys in the vehicle or attached to your key fobs.

Please note that investigation has shown that the majority of vehicle thefts and vehicle break-ins have occurred between the hours of 3:00 am and 5:00 am. Please report any suspicious activity or persons and report it immediately to your local law enforcement agency or dial 911 regardless of the hours of the day. Sheriff Langley would like to assure everyone that this is not something we take lightly nor should our community.
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A Press Release from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. - Online Training


As part of the 2021 Budget I, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., will be requesting additional training for Putnam County Sheriff’s Department members. This training is given by Target Solutions through their accredited online platform. Target Solutions provides services nationally to Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services and Local Governments. Part of good policing is continued education in multiple areas. To keep our Deputies techniques sharp we must provide continued education for the women and men who serve our community. Target Solutions offers:

  • More than 240 law enforcement courses covering today’s most relevant and important topics.
  • Training series created by their partner Calibre Press. Calibre Press is best known for their “Street Survival” seminar series.
  • New Calibre Press courses covering Communication Skills, Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, Ethics, Leadership and other mission-critical topics.
  • Courses built to improve effectiveness in high-risk, low-frequency situations.
  • Features including OSHA, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Driver Safety, Diversity in the Workplace, Violence in the Workplace and much more.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department takes its training very seriously and knows that good training is the key to good policing. Training will make our strong community relationships even stronger and give our Deputies the tools to keep our residents even safer.

Sheriff Langley concluded, “I firmly believe this is a much needed component of good policing so that we may serve you better. I kindly ask the residents of Putnam County to contact their legislators and urge them to support this budget request for 2021.”

To see a list of the offered training, please visit -

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Hurricane Isaias


Please be mindful of today’s forecast as Hurricane Isaias makes its way through our neck of the woods. The winds will be very strong at times. Secure outdoor items and remember to never touch downed power lines. Use 911 for emergencies only! Stay home and stay safe.

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A News Release from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. : Body Cameras

–A News Release from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.–
–Body Cameras–

I, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., will be presenting a request for Body Cameras as part of the 2021 budget request to the County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to implement Axon Body Cameras in 2021. Axon is recognized by law enforcement agencies as the leader in the industry providing the best equipment to capture every detail frame by frame. Implementation of Axon body cameras will result in:

  • Enhanced public trust.
  • Improved quality of evidence
  • Reduction in the number of false complaints.
  • Decreased use of force. * Less litigation resulting in savings for county taxpayers.
  • Keeping our communities and Deputies safer.

The Sheriff’s Department has been using cameras in all the patrol cars for more than 20 years. This has increased documented evidence to aid in prosecution as well as decrease frivolous complaints. The addition of body cameras will only enhance our Department and aid in documenting more evidence. I ask the residents of Putnam County to contact their legislators and urge their support of this budget request which is a great addition to policing and safety in our community.

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protect Yourself From Algae


Repost courtesy of @putnamhealthny

Pets are at a higher risk of being affected by blue-green algae bloom. Know how to protect yourself, your family, and your pets safe from harmful algal blooms. Learn what to look for before you let your pet near the water at the link in our bio. (Go to the link on their page @putnamhealthny)

Congratulations to New Retirees at Carmel PD

Carmel PD

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Chief of Police Mike Cazzari, Sergeant Rob Bagnarol, Detective Frank Chibbaro and Officer Tom Johanson on their retirements. Thank you for your devoted service to the people of Carmel and Putnam County. We wish them happy safe trails and all the best until we meet again!

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A Message from Sheriff Langley:


“Recently Bill 10755 was introduced to the New York State Assembly where it now sits in committee. Should this ever pass it would have a grave impact on all Peace Officers throughout the State creating an unsafe work environment in an already dangerous profession. It is proposed that a person who is a Peace Officer be prohibited from carrying or using a firearm during the scope of employment. Some of the Peace Officers impacted are the entire New York City Sheriff’s Department who execute violent warrants, New York State Court Officers who protect our courts and all who enter there, all NYS Parole Officers, Probation Officers and Constables to name a few. I urge everyone to contact their representative in both the NYS Assembly and Senate to quash this proposed Bill not only for the safety of the Officers but for the safety of the People in New York State.”

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #nystateassemblybillA10755 #nyssheriffsassociation (Text from New York State Sheriff’s Association can be found in comments below).

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Memorandum in Opposition to A10755—An Act that Would Prohibit Peace Officers From Carrying Firearms

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association STRONGLY OPPOSES this legislation, which would prohibit New York State peace officers from carrying firearms when acting in their official capacity.

The disastrous impact this legislation would have on New York State law enforcement cannot be overstated Peace officers perform many critical functions for a variety of law enforcement agencies. These individuals act as court security officers, corrections officers, school resource officers, campus safety officers, etc. And in each instance, effective performance of those duties requires that the officer be armed. To suggest that correction officers conducting prisoner transports be unarmed, or that civil deputies serving order of protection be unarmed, is impractical and dangerous for the officers involved.

Should this bill become law, the only recourse would be to have police officers perform the myriad of functions now done by peace officers. This would be prohibitively expensive as well as inefficient. Furthermore, the legislation is aimed at remedying a “problem” that doesn’t exist. The memorandum attached to the bill states, “…the abbreviated nature of peace officer training raises concerns over their preparedness to carry and use firearms.” But those concerns are never stated, and no examples are given of how peace officer training is insufficient or has resulted in poor outcomes in performance.

Peace officers are absolutely necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of our criminal justice system in New York State. And in the majority of cases in which they are necessary. they can only be effective if armed. This proposal will only make our communities less safe.

For the foregoing reasons, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association opposes this legislation.

From the Desk of Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

Recently, NYC Mayor de Blasio signed Bills into law regarding the temporary restraint of a combative subject while being taken into custody and handcuffed. Some of these practices, such as kneeling on someone’s back, are a safe momentary restraint technique to minimize the movement of a combative subject and reduce the risk of injury to both the subject and law enforcement professional. These safe practices are now a crime in NYC and can no longer be utilized which creates a higher risk of injury to a combative suspect while effectuating a lawful arrest. In response to these new laws, the City of Yonkers, along with other Westchester County Police agencies, will prohibit their officers from entering the borders of NYC. In light of these events and for the protection of the members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, I have issued the following Directive effective immediately.



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