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 Char
A perfect pawtrait for a hot day! Don’t let the cute ears fool you. Accelerant detector K9 Char is the consummate professional on the scene with a nose that knows… But he sure is cute too! (Photo provided by his handler Sgt Scott Lombardo). #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #k9friday #policedog #workingdog #putnamsafeputnamstrong
Captain Butler
For this week’s #throwbackthursday photo, we feature Captain Gerald P. Butler, PC-21, a gentle giant. Prior to beginning his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Gerry Butler was a member of the Village of Brewster Police Department. As a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Road Patrol Division, Butler was one of the charter members of our S.W.A.T. Team, a unit we now refer to as the Emergency Response Team ( E.R.T.). Deputy Butler’s interest gravitated towards the County Jail duties and, as a result, Sheriff Weizenecker chose him to replace Sgt. William Clinton as the jail supervisor upon Clinton’s retirement. At that time, Butler held the title of Jail Warden, a title which was later changed to Captain. Everyone who had the pleasure of working with or knowing Gerry Butler will tell you that he was a great bowler, a great golfer, a great person and the type of person that would do anything to help anyone. Gerry was taken too soon and will always be missed. His memory may always be a blessing. Photo ca. 2001. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
Old car
Old police cars are always a fan favorite and this week’s #throwbackthursday offers a classic 70s cruiser that embodies all the characteristics of a vintage Department ride for which we all get nostalgic. The paint job! The old sirens and lights! Along with this #plymouthgranfury are Captain Lawrence M. Connolly, (left) Deputy Roger Preble, (center) and Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker, (right) ca. 1977. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #thosewerethedays
Cold Spring
Wonderful evening and photo of Deputy Hill, K9 Flash and on the bicycles are Bryan Suppa and Tommy Varbero and Sheriff Langley. Thanks to the Cold Spring Lions Club for the photo! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #coldspringNY #bicyclepatrol #sheriffK9 #july4 #community #lionsclub
Hot Flash
Aw Flash, it IS hot! You are such a good sport! #putnamsheriffny #k9flash #putnamcountyny #americanbloodhound #policedog #coldspringNY #july4thum7th #

School's Open - Drive Carefully, Putnam County Sheriff's Department Urges!

SPO John SegnitSPO John Segnit Lakeview Elementary School, Mahopac NY

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is urging parents to teach their children some simple safety tips before they head back to school.

“Very soon, thousands of children will be walking to and from school and school buses- many for the first time,” said Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. “Everyone who drives has a responsibility to be especially careful during this busy time for youngsters.”

Hundreds of young children are killed each year in collisions with motor vehicles, and thousands more are severely injured, the Sheriff said. Children tend to be at greater risk during the back-to-school period because they are thinking more about seeing old friends and new teachers than watching for cars and trucks. Others are going to school for the first time.

Drivers should be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights, as required by New York State law.

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend

–Crackdown Enforcement Effort
–STOP-DWI Impaired Driving Crackdown runs August 17, 2018 - September 3, 2018–
Stop dwi

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari and Kent Police Department Acting Chief Kevin Owens announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down 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 start on August 17, 2018 and will end on September 3, 2018.

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.

Sheriff's Department Provides Patrol Cameras to the Village of Cold Spring Police

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that the Sheriff’s Department has provided patrol cameras to the Village of Cold Spring Police Department.

Sheriff's Department Promotions

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. announces the promotion of two members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department from Deputy Sheriff to Criminal Investigator. On July 30, 2018, a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Narcotics Task Force who is a 10 year veteran of the department and Deputy Sheriff Ryan McMahon a 7 year veteran of the department received notice of their promotions to the position of Criminal Investigator, Both members served the department with distinction and are a credit to the law enforcement community.

tbt - Russell C. Evans

Many law enforcement officers began their careers at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, before moving on to other federal, state or local agencies. In this week’s #tbt, we feature one such officer, Russell C. Evans. Russ Evans served as a Putnam County Deputy Sheriff from 1969 through 1974, before joining the Town of Carmel Police Department. While in Carmel, Evans rose through the ranks from patrolman to sergeant, then lieutenant and eventually to being their 7th Chief in 1987, where he served with distinction until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Evans is also a graduate of the 157th Session of the prestigious, FBI National Academy. Thank you for your service, Chief. #pcso #putnamcountyny

Russ E.
Russ E.

Mahopac Mess Fest

Deputies and K9s abounded at the second annual Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” which was held on August 9 at Kiwi Country Day Camp in Mahopac. Please read the complete story via the link. What a fun day for such a well deserving group in memory of Ty Campbell. #pcso #policedog #k9flash #americanbloodhound #kiwicamp

Mess Fest

Opioid Epidemic Discussion in Brooklyn

Last week Sheriff Langley and Undersheriff Corrigan were invited by Rabbi Abe Friedman to meet with the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and discuss the opioid epidemic with other Sheriffs from around the state. Afterward, everyone was given a tour of the Command Center at 1PP. It was a very educational and productive day.

NYPD Command Center

National Night Out 2018

Despite the heat and humidity and some challenging rain, the Putnam Lake Neighborhood Watch and Putnam Lake Park District held their National Night Out to commemorate the partnership of police and community’s 35th anniversary. The #PCSO was well represented with Sheriff Langley, Deputy Hill and his always crowd-pleasing K9 Flash and Deputy Pierson, a deputy sheriff in the Youth Bureau, taking part in the festivities at Memorial Field. A grand time was had by all!

Night Out

Honoring Veterans on Purple Heart Day

Today we remember and honor every Purple Heart recipient but, in particular, our very own Charlie Moore. In the first photo, he is receiving an award from the Putnam County Marine Corps League (photo courtesy of). The second photo, taken January 26, 1972, is in tribute to his days at the #PCSO when he worked at the Youth Aid Bureau. He is demonstrating “Stanley the Talking Bicycle.” Stanley was transported from one school to another and used to promote bicycle safety, way before helmets for bicyclist were even thought of. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Moore served his Country with distinction in the United States Marine Corps, in Viet Nam, where he earned the Purple Heart. Thank you Deputy Moore for all your service and to all who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. We salute and remember you. #purpleheart #thankaveteran

PC 10
PC 10

K9 Flash Goes to Camp

Camping for a week at the Durland Scout Reservation made even more fun with a visit from K9 Flash and his handler Deputy Randel Hill. The kids were treated to a “Talk to a Hometown Hero,” and Flash stole the show! The trip for city kids was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. Thanks to them for a lifetime of memories for some well deserving kids. And thanks Deputy Hill and Flash! #pcso #putnamcountyny #policedog #americanbloodhound #bsa #boyscoutsofamerica

K9 Flash


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