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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New CO
Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. would like to congratulate Correction Officer Christopher Tompkins (pictured center), upon his graduation from the Correction Officer Training Academy. The seven week class was hosted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and was the first class to graduate from the new Dutchess County Law Enforcement Center. Officer Tompkins represented Putnam County well, having achieved an award for the highest academic score. Also pictured left to right, Putnam County Correction Officer Mickey Matias, who was also an instructor at the academy, Captain Kevin Cheverko, Undersheriff Michael Corrigan and Putnam County Correction Officer Anthony Taylor, who again, was also an instructor at the Academy. Lieutenant James Greenough (camera shy) also attended the graduation. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #correctionsofficer #careersaremadehere #dutchesscountyny
Richie
This week’s #throwbackthursday dates back to 2006/2007 with Sgt. (At the time) Richie Stellacci addressing the Citizens Police Academy which gave members of the public some insight into police work such as handling a crime scene. It was geared toward people who were involved with Neighborhood Watches. It currently is defunct. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory
Father’s Day
Wishing all the Dads out there a safe, happy and joyful Father’s Day! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny
K9 Kato
Repost courtesy of @k9_charlie…
Big THANK YOU to our training buddy @pcso_k9kato who assisted us with a search warrant and Narcotics search resulting in dangerous Heroin taken off the street! Great team, give @pcso_k9kato a follow!
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Many thanks to @k9_charlie for the shout out for this #K9Friday! Great teamwork!
#putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #k9 #policedog #workingdog #germanshepherd
Grads
Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. proudly reports that three Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies were among 83 new police officers that graduated from the 147 Session of the Basic Police Recruit Class held at the Westchester County Police Academy on Friday, May 31, 2019. Twenty three agencies were represented in this class, completing 20 weeks of training. The deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department were, Connor Carroll, Robert Loprieno and Elizabeth Sangalli. Following 6 to 8 weeks of field training, these deputies will begin patrolling the streets of Putnam County. We are proud of their achievements and wish them well as they begin their careers in one of the greatest professions on earth. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Deputies Robert Loprieno, Elizabeth Sangallia, Connor Carroll and Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan

Judge James Reitz

Judge Reitz

A statement from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. on behalf of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office:

“Today we mourn the passing of The Honorable James F. Reitz who was so much more than a judge, he was family to all of us at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Judge Reitz was a man who changed people’s lives through his passion for the drug court in which he always had the support and active participation of members from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. We could go on endlessly on Judge Reitz’s accomplishments and passion for serving his community not only as Judge but as a friend to many. This is a tremendous loss for our community and he will be greatly missed by many.”

“On a personal note I am proud to say Judge Reitz was more than a Judge to me, he was a friend who I respected and admired. Rest in peace Jim. Your passing will be felt by many. May his memory be a blessing.”

Two Women Rescued From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Carmel Home

–MOTHER’S GARBLED TEXTS TO DAUGHTER PROMPTED FRIEND’S CHECK & DISCOVERY OF UNCONCIOUS VICTIMS –

–WOMEN CARRIED TO SAFETY BY RESCUERS–

Town of Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari, Carmel Volunteer Fire Department Chief David DiRienzo and the Putnam County Sheriff report that two women were rescued on Monday, November 13th, after they were rendered unconscious by carbon monoxide poisoning in their Carmel home. The victims, women aged 61 and 89, survived after rescuers carried them out of the house.

At around noon on November 13th, the 61-year-old woman sent text messages to her daughter, who was out of the area. As those messages became incoherent, the daughter became concerned and tried to telephone her mother. When her mother did not answer the phone, the daughter called a friend and asked her to check on the welfare of her mother and grandmother at the house, a single family residence on North Gate Road in Carmel.

The friend went to the house, where she heard the sound of a carbon monoxide alarm going off inside and could see the 89-year-old grandmother lying unconscious on the floor in a bedroom near the front door. The friend called 911 and reported the situation.

Within a few minutes, Carmel Police Department Officer James Terrazas, Carmel Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Fernandez and Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Kristan arrived at the scene. Officer Terrazas and Firefighter Fernandez went into the house and pulled the grandmother from the front bedroom to the front door, as Deputy Kristan searched the house for more victims. The deputy found the 61-year-old woman unconscious in a back bedroom, and he and Officer Terrazas carried her out of the house.

County Receives Private Donation to Support Sheriff's K-9 Program

–PATTERSON FAMILY DONATES DOGS & FUNDS FOR VEHICLES, TRAINING & EQUIPMENT–

The Stilwell family and members of the Sheriff's DepartmentThe Stilwell family and members of the Sheriff’s Department

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that Putnam County has received a generous donation from a Patterson family in support of the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

Mr. Joseph Stilwell and Mrs. Monika Stilwell of Patterson have donated two pure-bred German shepherds to the County. The Stilwells also paid to have the dogs–a male named “Lex” and a male named “Kato”–flown from Holland to the U.S., along with an obedience trainer.

The Stilwells’ donation also included monies used for the training of the dogs and their handlers in narcotics detection, tracking and patrol. Lex is assigned to Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo and Kato’s partner is Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin. Deputy Dalo and Lex attended the New York State Police K-9 Academy in Cooperstown and Deputy Irwin and Kato attended the Orange County K-9 Academy, with the cost of their training covered by the donation.

In addition, the donation included funds for replacement of two unserviceable police vehicles with two new K-9 equipped vehicles and for the purchase of bullet-proof vests for the dogs. The two new police vehicles used to transport the new dogs on patrol are 2017 Ford

Explorers, each fully equipped with a kennel cage, special dog mats, a temperature-sensing system that activates an alarm and automatically lowers the vehicle windows if the temperature exceeds a safe level, and a remote-controlled door opener that allows the deputy to release the dog from the vehicle from a distance.

Sheriff's K-9 Getting Donated Bullet-Proof Vest

K9 wearing a ballistic vest

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that one of the Sheriff’s Office’s patrol canines, “Lex”, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest that is being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose stated mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies in providing the potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 members. According to the organization, it has provided over 2,600 protective vests throughout 50 states at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars, with funding raised through private and corporate donations. The organization estimates that there are 30,000 law enforcement K9s in service throughout the United States.

Deputy Sheriffs and Medics Revive Overdose Victim With Antidote

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that a Patterson man was revived from an apparent narcotics overdose thanks to the life-saving actions of sheriff deputies and paramedics.

At about seven o’clock on Tuesday evening, September 5th, sheriff deputies and paramedics were dispatched to a 911 call from a residence on Concord Road in Patterson. The caller reported that another person in the house was unconscious as the result of a suspected drug overdose.

New Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Dedicated to Memory of Mark R. Gilmore:

–CYCLE WITH COMMEMORATIVE MARKINGS UNVEILED AT FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED NARCO HEAD AND FOR DEPUTY BATTLING CANCER–
members of the  Putnam County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycleDeputy William Verrastro (left) and Deputy Anthony Tolve (right), members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit, with new motorcycle dedicated to the memory of deceased Senior Investigator Mark R. Gilmore.-Photo courtesy of Sheriff’s Office.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that his office has dedicated a new patrol motorcycle to the memory of Mark R. Gilmore, who was the Sheriff’s Senior Investigator in charge of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit at the time of his death on March 1, 2017. He died at age 54 from a heart attack suffered while off-duty.

Senior Investigator Gilmore also served as a motorcycle officer during his 28-year career in the Sheriff’s Office. “In recognition of Mark’s devotion to duty as a motor officer over the years, as well as his life-long personal love for riding, we thought it most fitting to memorialize Mark by emblazoning his name and badge number on the new motorcycle,” said the Sheriff.

The motorcycle was unveiled on Saturday, July 22nd, at a fundraising event held to benefit Sr. Inv. Gilmore’s widow, Amy, and his daughter Mattingly, and also to benefit Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmidt and his family. Deputy Schmidt, who has served as the Youth & Community Services Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, is battling a rare form of cancer. The event, organized by the Sheriff’s Office PBA, was a barbecue held at the Patterson Fire Department grounds that was attended by many Sheriff’s Office employees and their families, as well as a number of police officers from various area departments and other supporters.

Deputy Anthony Tolve Graduates Motorcycle School

Congratulations to Deputy Sheriff Anthony Tolve who graduated as Top Rider at the Yonkers Police Department Motorcycle school. The ceremony was held at the Yonkers Police Department 1st Precinct. Certificates were presented by Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner.

Yonkers Police Department Traffic Division Motorcycle Unit hosts a two week motorcycle safety school for law enforcement agencies throughout the region including Putnam, Westchester and Connecticut. Principles of proper breaking and turning are covered in this school. Members of the public are also encouraged to be aware of increased motorcycle usage in the warm weather on our area roadways.

Sheriff's Sergeant Graduates From FBI National Academy

Sergeant Timothy KeithSergeant Timothy Keith

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports the graduation of Sheriff’s Sergeant Timothy Keith from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on June 7, 2017.

Sergeant Keith, who is a supervisor in the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and a K-9 handler, was among 228 law enforcement officials hailing from 47 states and the District of Columbia, 24 foreign nations, five branches of the United States military and seven federal civilian agencies who attended the 268th Session of the Academy. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony, held at the Virginia campus.

Internationally renowned for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy is a ten-week program of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training. Admission to the Academy is highly selective, with candidates nominated by their agencies to attend based upon the officer’s proven record of law enforcement service. Less than one percent of America’s law enforcement officials, and an even smaller percentage of nominees applying from other countries, are selected to attend the program. Since the inception of the Academy in 1935, the Academy has turned out some 50,141 graduates from the U.S. and abroad.

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