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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Arms Acres Group
Sheriff Langley and Captain Cherverko met with CEO Patrice Wallace-Moore of Arms Acres with her Security Director Thomas Mathis and Director of Community Relations Nora Salinsky along with other staff members. They discussed how they can work together on treatment for addicts in the Jail and have services in place upon their release. Arms Acres will be working with the Sheriff’s Office to make this service happen to help people break the cycle and get them the help they deserve.
Bar Association Group Photo
Sheriff Langley was the guest speaker at the Putnam County Bar Association to discuss among other topics, the opioid crisis, and drug court. Thanks to George’s Place for hosting!
Senator Sue Serino
New York State Senator Sue Serino visited the Sheriff’s office to discuss grant opportunities to help protective services. Here she is with 4 of the 5 Captains, Sheriff Langley and Undersheriff Corrigan.
K9 Flash
K9 Flash is kicking off our new #k9friday series of present and past police dogs at the Sheriff’s Office. Flash is a one-year-old American Bloodhound, trained in trailing/tracking people, and assigned to Deputy Randel Hill. We cannot think of a more worthy member of the department to start off our new series. Thanks for all your hard work Flash!
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Just one of Putnam County’s 52 new American citizens. Congratulations and welcome to all! Along for the festivities were elected officials Robert Tendy, Michael Bartolotti, Mary Ellen Odell, Sheriff Langley, Art Hanley and Victor Grossman.

22-Year-Old Carmel Man Arrested for Selling Illegal Prescription Drugs in Putnam County

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Town of Carmel male on controlled substance sale and possession charges.

A deputy assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department developed information that a male was involved in the sale of prescription medication within the county. The deputy was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of prescription medication (Suboxone) on several occasions.

Putnam Valley Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a twenty-eight-year-old Putnam Valley man for heroin possession.

On January 11th, 2018, at about 11:01 pm, sheriff’s patrol responded to the area of Bonie Wood Drive in the Town of Putnam Valley for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Deputies Brian Neary, Kevin Radovich, and Keith Simone arrived on location and located the vehicle. Subsequent investigation revealed the passenger in the vehicle, Maher I. Jamal, to be in possession of a quantity of alleged heroin and prescription pills to which he was not authorized to possess.

Putnam Residents Report Netflix Phishing Scam Emails

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Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that Putnam County residents have been receiving sophisticated scam emails claiming to be from Netflix.

The email is well-designed and attempts to fool Netflix customers into turning over their credit card details.

The message claims that there is a billing issue that needs to be resolved. The email contains an “Update Payment” button that will take the victim to a malicious site that looks like a legitimate Netflix page. It asks for credit card details and password verification. This is not a Netflix page, and the credit card and password is sent to the scammers.

The Sheriff reminds people they need to be cautious of emails, even if they appear to come from a sender they know. Think twice before acting; go to the source straight from your browser if you receive an email link you were not expecting. In this case,, if there is a billing issue, it can be found there.

If you think you have been a victim if this scam or any other internet phishing attempt, please call 845 225-4300 for assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.

Putnam Valley Man Arrested on Cocaine Sale Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on controlled substance and possession charges.

In July of 2017, a Deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit developed information that a male was involved in the sale of cocaine in the county. The Deputy was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of cocaine.

Structure Fire Claims Woman's Life

At approximately 11:50 pm, on January 11th, 2018, the Putnam County 911 Center received a call of a reported structure fire at the Stepping Stone Group Residence, located at 345 Route 301, in the town of Philipstown. In addition to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, multiple emergency personnel responded to the scene including the North Highlands, Cold Spring, Garrison, and the Village of Fishkill Fire Departments, the Cold Spring Police Department, EMSTAR Paramedics, and the Philipstown Ambulance Corp.

Sheriff’s Office K-9 Units Assist the New York State Police

On January 9th, at about 2:40 AM, Deputy Vincent M. Dalo and Sgt. Timothy C. Keith, who are assigned to the K-9 Unit of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the area of the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of East Fishkill to assist members of the New York State Police locating a subject who fled into the woods.

Troopers on patrol came upon a single vehicle, property damage auto accident involving a 2002 Black Lexus with New York plates. The car was in a ditch in the northbound lane of the Taconic Parkway.

Bronx Woman Arrested for Possession of Narcotics

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Bronx woman on narcotic possession charges.

On January 5, 2018, Lisa M. Bianco, aged 39, of 1075 East 179th St, Bronx, NY, was committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for a violation of Probation. During intake procedures, Correction Officers searched the female commitment. During the course of the search, a quantity of alleged heroin and cocaine was found secreted on Ms. Bianco.

Message of Gratitude and Farewell From Sheriff Don Smith to the People of Putnam County

CARMEL, NEW YORKDECEMBER 29, 2017: Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith issues the following message to the people of Putnam County:

As my time as your Sheriff comes to a close, I take this opportunity to thank all of the people of Putnam County for all of your great support, hard work and faithful encouragement in helping the law enforcement and emergency services community in keeping Putnam County a great and safe place to live, work and raise a family.

I take this opportunity to also thank all of our fellow team members in the law enforcement and emergency services community for all of their support of our Sheriff’s Deputies, Correction Officers and our Support Staff during my tenure as Sheriff. Our members of law enforcement, our fire departments and our ambulance corps are truly the most hard working and dedicated professionals I know. Let me take this opportunity to say, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It has been my great honor and privilege to have served with you these past 19 years as your Deputy County Executive and as your Sheriff. In remembering the words of the great Lou Gehrig, “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth” - having been given the opportunity to serve in two of the most noble professions, the United States Military and in the Office of Sheriff.

Thank you again for all your great support, encouragement and your prayers. It truly has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life to have served with you over these many years.

May God bless you and your families with good health, great success and much happiness today and always.

With my best wishes and deepest respect,
Don Smith

Three-Car Crash in Southeast Sends Two Drivers to Hospital

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that two drivers were hospitalized following a three-car crash in the Town of Southeast this afternoon (Friday). The crash occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Route 312 near the intersection with Zimmer Road.

Two Adults, Two Children Injured in Carmel Crash

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that four persons, including two children, were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Carmel this morning (Friday). The crash occurred at about 8:50 a.m. on Seminary Hill Road near the intersection with Mechanic Street.


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