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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Unit 212
#throwbackthursday Circa 1989. The Deputy driving Unit 212 was about to take his dinner break at Papa John’s. Stopped on Route 9 waiting for north bound traffic to pass so he could make a left turn, this patrol unit was suddenly struck and thrown forward as the vehicle that struck it passed on the right and went off the shoulder. The Deputy suffer neck and back injuries, but returned to work a day later. We have always been (and will continue to be!) #putnamstrong! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #roadpatrol
Half Staff
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Center lowered their flags to half-mast/half-staff in memory of those who have been lost to the Corona Virus/COVID-19, both in Putnam County, New York, and beyond. Every life is precious. May their memories be a blessing. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #weareallinthistogether
Circa 1996 a representative of the United States Marshall’s Service is seen here presenting Sheriff Robert D. Thoubboron of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and County Executive Robert Bondi with a check for the housing of federal inmates. This was the first payment received by the US Marshalls for housing their inmates here in Putnam County. To this day we continue this relationship with our Federal partners. Stay safe folks and enjoy the weekend. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #usmarshalls
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank Marianne Chaluisan, Debbie Baker Guerra and all those who donated to the Mahopac Moms group so they could pay for pizza for all of the first responders during this time of national crisis. The kindness and generosity of these individuals shows just how amazing our community is. The pizzas are being made and delivered by Benvenuto’s Family Restaurant in Mahopac, NY.  #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #mahopacNY ##benvenutosfamilyrestaurant #firstresponders #pizza #putnamstrong
Hello Putnam
permit postponed
For everyone’s safety and protection, we will be postponing all pistol permit fingerprinting process until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #pistolpermits

National Correctional Officers Week


In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week in May of each year to be National Correctional Officers Week. Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Undersheriff Kevin Cheverko, Captain James Greenough and Lieutenants Sheila Hanley and Mike Villani would like to recognize and thank our Corrections Officers who work securing our jail and providing for a safe community for everyone. We are grateful for your service! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #nationalcorrectionsofficerweek2020 #thethinsilverline

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you need to speak with someone, please reach out to the Putnam County Crisis Intervention Hotline at 845-225-1222. There is always someone who will listen. You are not alone.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #mentalhealth #youmatter #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #endthestigma

Thanks JRS Pharma


Many thanks to JRS Pharma who provided breakfast this week from Brewster Hot Bagels for our Deputies and Corrections Officers. We appreciate your generosity and support!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #weareallinthistogether

Sheriff's Office Food Drive Starts Monday, May 4

Food Drive

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is holding a food drive starting Monday, May 4. We are asking members of the public, along with our employees, to bring non-perishable unexpired food items to a collection box in the lobby at 3 County Center. The food will be distributed to those less fortunate in our community the week of May 11.

Canned vegetables & fruit, tuna, lentils, peanut butter & jelly, canned & dried beans, dry cereal & oatmeal, pasta, pasta sauces, canned soup & soup mixes, canned or boxed broth & stock such as beef, chicken or vegetable, rice, coffee & tea, boxed shelf stable milk, are among the items most requested.

The need is great. We know times are challenging. But together we can help our neighbors. We are all in this together and we are Putnam Strong.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #community #fooddrive #weCANdoit #neighborshelpingneighbors

(Image-Andy Warhol,
Campbell’s Soup Cans, ©1962 MoMA)

Sheriff Warns of New Computer Scam


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that, since the work from home restrictions began during the COVID-19 Pandemic, law enforcement has seen an increase in computer scams.

One such scam involves an email from a suspect to a victim claiming that the suspect is in possession of recorded webcam video footage of the victim watching pornography. The suspect implies that he has malware/remote access to a victim’s computer to record video. The suspect then threatens to share the alleged footage with the victim’s Facebook friends and family unless the victim pays the suspect in the form of bitcoin payment. In the scam, the suspect often provides the victim’s valid, yet often old, password to prove that they had access to the victim’s computer. However, Langley explains, the password was likely obtained from an old data breach already on the dark web.

Sheriff Langley advises the community that if you receive such an email you: 1. Do NOT send any payment, 2. Do NOT click any links provided in the email. 3. Change the password for all services/websites that use the password mentioned by the suspect and 4. File a report with the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. You can file such a complaint at If you are a victim of such a scam that resulted in financial loss you can report such crime to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 225-4300.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #scamalert #computersafety

The PCDOH Has Scheduled Another COVID-19 Diagnostic Drive-Thru Testing Clinic


The PCDOH has scheduled another COVID-19 Diagnostic Drive-Thru Testing clinic on Tuesday, May 5th from 11 am to 1:30 pm.

–This is NOT antibody testing.–

Testing supplies are limited to 150 people who need to fulfill the following criteria:

-Must reside or work at an essential organization in Putnam County, NY with:

  • a history of COVID-19 symptoms or
  • current COVID-19 symptoms or
  • a close contact to a positive case or
  • be an essential worker with direct public contact, including but not limited to:
    • Healthcare
    • Police
    • Fire
    • Childcare
    • Delivery
    • Funeral Home
    • Postal
    • Grocery Store
    • Convenience Store
    • Gas Station
    • Transportation
    • Utility
    • Janitorial or Cleaning
    • Anyone Working Directly with the Public

You must complete the survey:… (please click on the live link in our profile). You will be called for an appointment if you are selected.

DO NOT call the Health Department regarding this testing event. You must answer all questions in order to be eligible for testing.

Please remember the Governor’s directive:

Stay Home. Stop the Spread.Save Lives.

You Are Not Alone


Knights of Columbus Food Drive Saturday May 2nd

Food Drive

Bike patrol


It’s a marvelous night for a little ride around Carmel. Deputies Varley and Iarussi are out on the Bike Path this evening making sure everyone is safe and enjoying.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #bikepatrol

Thank You


The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to both Luigi’s of Carmel and Hudson Valley Shooting Sports for their recent donations to our Department.

The support of the community as we face this crisis together has been overwhelming.

Thank you to everyone who waves hello, sends their good wishes or brings us a meal, all of it, whatever you do, means the world and helps us face each day with #putnampride.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #weareallinthistogether #community #stillwashyourhands


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