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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1975 Dodge Monaco
This week’s #throwbackthursday photo is for the car buffs. This 1975 Dodge Monaco was a “used car” when it came into the Sheriff’s Department fleet back in the mid 70’s. Back in the day, the Village of Brewster had its own police department. Not the one it has now, a different one. At one point, the department was disbanded in lieu of a contract for Sheriff’s Department coverage, 24/7. This car came with the deal. This was the old Brewster Four-Zero, it became Sheriff’s Unit #231. Have you ever seen a more ridiculous light rack? Photo ca 1977. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #dodge #dodgemonaco1975
Courtesy repost via @NYSEandG/twitter ……
Recently, we teamed up with the @putnamsheriff department, providing one of our facilities for emergency response training. We’re proud to support first responders. A big thank you to those that serve for all that they do.

Thank you @nyseandg/twitter for the nice shout out and for providing your facility. It is much appreciated. #putnamsheriffny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #teamwork

K9 Char
When K9 Char is not out working in the field, he is relaxing with his friends in Communications. He has been known to answer a call or two… Happy #K9Friday long weekend everyone! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #policedog #workingdog #sheriffK9 #accelerantdetectionk9 #policedogsofinstagram
No, this is not a photo from Woodstock, 1969. In this week’s #throwbackthursday photo, we feature Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Investigators William Kraus (left) and Michael Martin (right). The Investigators are shown here eradicating marijuana as part of an investigation into an outdoor grow operation in the Town of Patterson in 1990. You can see in the photo that they are surrounded by marijuana plants. Speaking of the plants, are these guys short, or are these plants really tall? Bill Kraus was a member of the Narcotic Enforcement Unit for 26 years and is still serving proudly as an investigator in the B.C.I., with a total of 37 years with the Sheriff’s Department. As a matter of fact, Bill Kraus and Mike Martin were hired on the same day. Michael Martin was a member of the NEU for 10 years and an investigator for just as long. Mike Martin is still serving with the department as a Consultant. We are both fortunate and glad to still have both of these men as part of the team, as they are both an asset to the Department. Thank you for your continued service! #simplythebest #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
Happy International Dog Day
Happy International Dog Day from the #k9unit of #putnamsheriffNY! Pawty on! #putnamcountyny #sheriffk9 #workingdog #policedog #policedogsofinstagram

Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit Assists Carmel Police Department

K9 LexK9 Lex

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on September 5, 2018, Deputy Vincent Dalo, Sergeant Timothy Keith, and K-9 Lex, who are assigned to the K-9 Unit of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a home in the Town of Carmel to assist the Carmel Police Department with a male subject who had fled the scene of a violent domestic incident.

Deputy Dalo obtained an article of the subject’s clothing which was used as a “scent article”. The “scent article” was introduced to Dalo’s K-9 partner Lex. Lex was able to locate a trail left by the subject and led Deputy Dalo and Sgt. Keith into a wooded area where the suspect was found lying in a tall grassy area.

Sgt. Keith handcuffed the subject and turned him over to the members of the Carmel Police Department.

14-Year-Old Southeast Boy Tragically Drowns in Lake Tonnetta

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. sadly reports the drowning of 14-year-old Oscar Gonzalez. On September 3rd, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call for a drowning that occurred at the Tonnetta Lake Beach, in the Town of Southeast.

Keeping Kids Safe in Garrison

Sheriff Langley, Captain Tompkins, Deputies Pizzuto and Levine along with Principal Alex Levine, Michael Twardy, Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds, Superintendent Laura Mitchell and Trooper Kristi Wilson have a Meet & Greet at and a tour of the Garrison Union Free School District to suggest improvements in keeping our children safe. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong

Garrison Union Free School District.

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


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