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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Sheriffs’ Summer Camp
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is a very active place as you can see in this photo, which has the look of a Grandma Moses painting. The camper to counselor ratio is 4 to 1. The Sheriffs’ Camp is intended to give boys and girls who come from an economically challenged environment an opportunity for a summer camp experience. In many cases it is the only summer “vacation” they get. The annual new membership mailing will be dropping in Putnam County the end of this week. Please keep an eye out for it and please support these deserving kids. Thank you! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #summercamp #putnamkids #summertimehappiness
Hannah’s Graduation
Epic photo from today’s festivities! Captain of BCI Jennings, Sheriff Langley, Investigator Hyla, Captain of Operations Babcock and the star of the day K9 Hannah! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #k9 #electronicsdetectiondog #yellowlab #policedog #workingdog #k9hannah #200thk9trainingtroop
Congratulations to Investigator John Hyla and his K9 Hannah on her graduation from Connecticut State Police Canine Academy. She is now a certified electronics detection dog and she looks forward to her first assignment next week. Well done! #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #k9 #electronicsdetectiondog #yellowlab #policedog #workingdog #k9hannah
In this week’s #tbt photo, we feature Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Sweeney, aka, the Monsignor. Here, Deputy Sweeney is congratulated by Sheriff Raynor Weizenecker for receiving the Carl F. Draxler Award. Dep. Sweeney was elected to receive this award by the Executive Committee of the New York State Sheriff’s Association in August of 1983. First presented in 1982, this award recognizes one sheriff’s office employee each year for exceptional achievement over the course of their career, demonstrated by conscientious devotion to duty and spirit of selfless public service. The award is named for the late Chemung County Sheriff Carl F. Draxler, who personified these qualities. Deputy Sweeney served with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office between 1980 and 1983, before transferring over to the Town of Carmel Police Department where he continued to excel in his career. Bob, thank you for your contribution to the PCSO. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #putnamsafeputnamstrong #draxleraward
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank Ruben Castro, Exalted Ruler and the entire Brewster Elks Lodge #2101 for this Certificate of Honor, in recognition for properly flying the American Flag. At the Sheriff’s Department, we display the American Flag in front of our building, on our cars and on our uniforms. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #elkslodge2101

tbt - The White Car

With all the snow, it is only appropriate to have a white car for this week’s #tbt! Even though this is a little blurry, we thought it’s still a great picture. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office didn’t get its first car until 1941. It was actually a 1941 Ford. This picture, we are reasonably certain, would have been from Sheriff Gilbert’s (pictured here) first term around 1938-1939. The car we believe actually belonged to the New York State Sheriff’s Association, which was only a few years old at the time. There was a push by the Association around that time for many counties to start a Road Patrol division and they would let different counties use the car. At that time, most sheriff’s offices only maintained a jail and a civil division. This car was either a Plymouth or Chrysler. The second photo is out of one of the earliest publications of the NYSSA. Many thanks to Deputy Sheriff John Bradley for his historical research on this and so many other of our #tbt photos. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #besafeoutthere #vintagecar #policecar #goodolddays #thewhitecar

Wnie Car
White Car

Carmel Man Arrested for Shoplifting

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Carmel man for shoplifting.

Sheriff Langley speaks at the Temple Beth Shalom’s Community Leaders Breakfast

Yesterday Sheriff Langley participated in Temple Beth Shalom’s Men’s Club Community Leaders Breakfast. He spoke about the Department’s visions for 2019 and how, with the help of our community, we have reduced crime throughout Putnam County significantly in just over one year. Other members of the panel included Superintendent of Mahopac Central Schools DiCarlo, Senator Harckham, DA Tendy, Joel Greenberg of TBS, Judge Reitz, Assemblyman Byrne, and Deacon Scarfi. Thanks to Rabbi Sarah Friedson for her introduction of the panel and gracious hospitality. #pcsoNY #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #community #templebethshalommahopac

Community Leaders Breakfast
Community Leaders Breakfast
Community Leaders Breakfast

Sheriff Langley and K9 Rebel

#K9Friday and #flashbackfriday in one post! Here is current Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. with his K9 Rebel at the Canine Graduation Program held July 6, 1990 in Newburgh NY. Rebel was his first police dog but the fourth K9 for the #PCSOny. He was a certified patrol dog. Thank you for your service Rebel! #putnamcountyny #policedog #germanshepherd #putnamsafeputnamstrong #besafeoutthere #putnamhistory #sheriffk9

K9 Rebel
K9 Rebel
K9 Rebel
K9 Rebel

Sheriff's Deputy, and A 14-Year-Old Boy Scout and Sheriff's Cadet Help Rescue a Putnam Valley Man From Frozen Lake

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on January 23, 2019, at approximately 7:19 p.m. Deputies were responding to a report of a male screaming for help, possibly out on the ice in Lake Oscawana in Putnam Valley.

One of the Deputies, Jonathan Bradley was responding to the call when he was flagged down, in the area of Colemans Landing, by 14-year-old Zachary Kuttruf. Zachary, who is a Sheriff’s Cadet and Boy Scout led Deputy Bradley to the area of the lake where 49-year-old Brendan Foran of Putnam Valley had fallen through the ice.

Southeast Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated After Driving Into a Building

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Southeast man for Driving While Intoxicated, after the man drove his vehicle into a building located in the Holly Stream condominium complex, in the Town of Southeast.

Stuck Truck on Oscawana Lake Road

This is at the intersection of Oscawana Lake Road and Dunderburg Road in Putnam Valley. Oscawana Lake Road is the major thoroughfare in Putnam Valley. This truck got hung up on the grade. On the scene here is the Sheriff’s Putnam Valley Patrol and our ESU Unit. #PCSOny #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #putnamvalleyny #esu #besafeoutthere #winterstormharper

Stuck Truck
Stuck Truck
Stuck Truck
Stuck Truck

Bronx Man Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters to Sheriff, Cold Spring Judge, Cold Spring Police Officer

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of 46-year-old Eugene A. Vitello, of the Bronx, on several counts of Aggravated Harassment and Stalking.

During the month of November 2018, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. received a letter via US Mail in which the writer threatened to harm him and commit criminal offenses against his family members. This was the second letter of this nature in which Sheriff Langley and his family had received within the past year. An investigation was immediately commenced to try and determine the origin of the letter.

A few weeks after Sheriff Langley received the second letter, The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Cold Spring Police Department regarding a similar type incident. Multiple letters had been received by the Cold Spring Court which contained concerning and threatening language, including death threats, to the Honorable Joseph Costello, Cold Spring Village Judge, and Cold Spring Police Officer Edward Boulanger.

Since the letters received by the Cold Spring Court and the letters received by Sheriff Langley were similar in critical areas a joint Investigation between the Sheriff’s Department and the Cold Spring Police Department was commenced.

Poughkeepsie Man Arrested for Stealing Donation Box

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Poughkeepsie man after he allegedly stole a donation box containing money from the Appalachian Market, located in the Town of Philipstown.

We Pause To Remember Our 6 National Sisters and Brothers Who Have Fallen in the Line of Duty

Today in lieu of #K9Friday we take this moment to pay tribute to the 5 LEOs and one firefighter who have lost their lives this year as of today January 11, 2019. Three of them were rookies. Each one has a story that ended far too soon, and we will always be grateful for their service and mourn for what could have been. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office sends their heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, loved ones and coworkers. May they all Rest In Peace and May their memories be a blessing.

Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths
Jan LEO deaths


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