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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Deputy Tolve and Sheriff Langley having a moment of merriment at the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1’s holiday party. Good food, folks and decorations make for a great evening! #pcso #coldspringfirecompany #philipstownny #putnamcountyny #community #happyholidays
Happy news from the #PCSO family, Mattie Gilmore has a new addition to her home-this adorable pup named Kaiser! That is one lucky dog. We know her father Mark is looking down on them as they get to know each other and have a happy long life ahead. Happy tails Mattie and Kaiser! #K9Friday #putnamcountyny
Ray & Gordo
#tbt The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is no stranger to great old fashioned police work. Such was the case here in March of 1981, when Deputy Sheriff Raymond V. Trotta and Investigator Gordon T. Allen, investigated a case of criminal mischief to headstones in the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel. In this case, 152 headstones were damaged and the investigation resulted in the arrest of two 16 year old youths. What Trotta and Allen may not have been aware of at the time is, that the headstone that appears in this photo, belongs to the former Sheriff of Putnam County, Charles T. Brewster. Sheriff Brewster served Putnam County from 1856 to 1858. Did their investigation get a little help from above? Maybe… #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
No Flu
12 confirmed cases of the flu in Putnam County with Putnam being at the top of the list in the state!! It is recommended to get your shots folks if you have not had one already. Drug stores are an easy place to find one many at no cost through insurance. #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamhealthy #flu #flushot
Pearl Harbor
We pause to reflect and remember this anniversary of the day that will live in infamy. #77thanniversary #pearlharbor #thankyouforyourservice


Today’s CarFit event was a great success! Many folks made sure they were driving correctly fitted to their cars. White seems to be the most popular color! Many thanks to First Sergeant William Meyer, Co-chair of the Putnam County Safety Committee Ron Cummings, Chief Kevin Owens from the Kent PD, Lieutenant John Dearman from the Carmel PD, Peter Dandreano Councilman from the Town of Patterson and Pat Perry for holding this important safety workshop for the Seniors. There is another one tomorrow in Putnam Valley at the Friendship Center from 10:30 am-12 pm. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #seniordrivingsafety #aarpdriversafety #aaa


Senator Chuck Schumer at the Sheriff's Office

NY Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference today at 3 County Center. He was joined by Sheriff Langley, County Executive Odell, Captains and members of the Department. The Senator was there to launch an initiative regarding an upcoming anti-opioids package. The new P.O.W.E.R. (Providing Officers with Electronic Resources) Act grant program will help local police pay for high tech chemical detection tools that will sniff out illegal drugs such as fentanyl. According to drug enforcement experts, it only takes a grain of fentanyl to cause a deadly reaction. Afterwards Sheriff was interviewed by WAMC Northeast Public Radio Allison Dunne about The need for financial assistance from the federal government to fund law enforcement with the Opioid crisis. We need to end this epidemic as one death is one too many. Thank you to the Senator for looking to arm our officers with the latest and greatest. @chuckschumer #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #opioidepidemic #POWER

Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer

Garrison Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges

Brian C. ReinigerBrian C. Reiniger

Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. reports the arrest of a Garrison man on weapons and drug related charges. On October 9, 2018, a member of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Road Patrol Division received information that a male residing in the Garrison area of the Town of Philipstown was unlawfully in possession of a pistol.

Investigation revealed the man to be Brian C. Reiniger, age 48, of 1627 Route 9, Garrison. On October 12, 2018, members of the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit were able to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Reiniger’s residence and vehicle. While enforcing the search warrant, Narcotics Enforcement Unit members recovered a .357 Sig pistol, three magazines, additional ammunition, and a quantity of alleged cocaine. Mr. Reiniger does not possess a valid pistol permit and is additionally barred from possessing the weapon, due to his criminal history.

Mr. Reiniger was arrested and charged with a felony count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, two felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and one misdemeanor count of Unsafe Storage of a Firearm. Mr. Reiniger was arraigned the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court by the Honorable Justice Gina Capone, on behalf of Philipstown Justice Court. Justice Capone remanded Mr. Reiniger to the Putnam County Correctional Facility without bail.

Clearing Simpson Road

After leaving the Halloween Parade event in Carmel, Sheriff Langley was driving home when this tree and utility pole decided to bend to the wind just down the road. Along with Deputy Andrew Kristan and a Trooper from the New York State Police, Simpson Road was cleared quickly and traffic resumed. Great teamwork! #pcso #nysp #southeastny #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong

Simpson Road
Simpson Road
Simpson Road

Carmel Halloween Parade and Party

Sheriff Langley along with Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt, County Legislator Carl Albano, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Judge Jim Reitz judging the kids in their costumes for the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association and the CHS Interact Club Halloween Parade and Party. While they did hand out prizes as far as we are concerned, everyone was a winner in our book! #PCSO #community #Halloween #putnamcountyny #spooktacular #teamwork


An Old Friend Stops By!

Today the #PCSO was honored with a visit from one of their favorite people, Charlie Moore.

Everyone enjoys his visits! #oldfriendsinfamiliarplaces #putnamcountyny #putnamheroes #hopetoseeyouagainsoon

Charlie Moore

l. to r. Captain James Babcock, Sheriff Langley, Charlie Moore, Mike Martin, Deputy John Bradley

Charlie Moore
Charlie Moore

Here is a little about him up until his retirement in 1987: Charles J. Moore:

A native of Cold Spring, New York, now living in the Town of Kent. Mr. Moore has resided in Putnam County most of his life. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17 in September 1962 and served over four (4) years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his last tour of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam, Sergeant Moore was seriously wounded and received the Purple Heart Award and was retired from the United States Marine Corps on January 1st, 1967. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in March of 1967 and has served in various duty assignments since that time:
- Uniform Road Patrol Division
- Plainclothes Undercover Assignments
- Director of the Sheriff’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team
- Sheriff’s Special Weapons Tactical Assault Team Sniper
- Sheriff’s Communications Division
Mr. Moore is 41 years old, married and the father of three daughters, ages, 5, 10, and 12. He has completed the following courses and schools. (See attached List)

During Mr. Moore twenty years of service to the Sheriff’s Department and the residents of Putnam County, he has received numerous Awards and Commendations for Outstanding Service as a Police Officer and Community Resident. (See attached list) Mr. Moore retired from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on June 12th, 1987.

Carmel Sheriff's Town Hall

Thanks to the folks for coming out tonight to The Town Hall held in Carmel. The Sheriff and his team answered questions from forum participants ranging from Community Policing to The Opioid Crisis to Pistol Permits and even the K-9 unit. It was informative and fun time. We will be offering more Town Halls in the new year throughout Putnam County so stay tuned for dates, time and location! Hope to see everyone there. #pcso #putnamcountyny #townhall #community #putnamsafeputnamstrong

Carmel Town Hall
Carmel Town Hall

Project Lifesaver

Deputy Claire Pierson and Deputy AJ Pizutto discussing project lifesaver at the Putnam County Senior Health Fair.
Project lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children due to Alzheimer’s, autism and other related conditions or disorders.
Link to more Project Lifesaver information.

project lifesaver

Reminder: Sheriff's Town Hall Thursday

Town Hall
Happy Monday! Just a reminder that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Town Hall this Thursday evening in Carmel. Questions will be from audience members so do think of a couple in advance to submit when you arrive. Please see details below. We hope you can all join us! #pcso #townhallcarmel2018 #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong

Brewster Fire Department Open House October 14th

Come out to the Brewster Fire Department Open House (they are there until 4) and make sure to say hello to Deputy Claire Pierson with Red E. Fox and Sergeant Scott Lombardo with his K9 Char! The #PCSO will be doing a safe child booth and a car seat safety check and the fire department will be doing a live burn at 3! #brewsterny #volunteerfiredepartment #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #multiagencypartnership (photos courtesy of C.T. Langley)



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