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
NYSEG
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
Weed
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 Honors Putnam's Newest Eagle Scout

Sheriff Langley and Matthew ScipioniSheriff Langley and Matthew Scipioni

On March 4th at the Putnam County Italian American Social Club in Brewster, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. had the privilege of presenting Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout, Matthew Scipioni, with a place in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps for his outstanding commitment and accomplishments with the Scouts. It was one of many awards Matthew received today; everyone is very proud of him!

Sheriff Langley on School Safety

In light of recent events in Parkland, Florida, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has reviewed its school safety procedures, evaluated our preparedness and the Sheriff continues to encourage the public to “See Something Say Something.”

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reminds the public that every school in Putnam County has “Emergency Response Plans” on file at our agency. Our School Resource Officers (SROs) have helped the school administration draft those plans to ensure that they comply with New York State standards.

Carmel Police and Sheriff's Department Peacefully End Barricade Incident

The Carmel Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department report that on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., an Officer from the Carmel Police Department responded to a residence on Bullet Hole Road in Mahopac to perform a welfare check on a 20-year-old male who was possibly suicidal.

Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events

–SHERIFF’S OFFICE OFFERING SURVIVAL TRAINING TO PUBLIC–

The Sheriff’s Office is offering training to citizens in how to respond to active shooter incidents. The training uses a nationally devised instruction model called Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events, or “CRASE”.

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.

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