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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K9 Daisy
#k9friday @daisyarsonk9 came to the #PCSO for a visit. She is an accelerant detection dog who works with the Westchester Police. Such a great guest! Daisy is welcome back any time! #blacklab #policedog #thenoseknows #shedidntstartthefire #nowaboutthatsofa #happyweekendall
#tbt This is the entire Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the complete fleet of cars as it existed in 1962. Pictured left to right is Ray Weizenecker, Curt Reidel, Stanley Hart, Dick Crawford, an unidentified deputy, Frank Turpin, Marlin Robinson, Undersheriff Ralph Crookston and Sheriff Frank Lyden. This photo also contains a future sheriff, Ray Weizenecker and a future undersheriff, Marlin Robinson. They all gathered on the field at Carmel High School which is next door to the current #PCSO. If anyone knows the name of the unidentified deputy, please let us know. #putnamcountyny #putnamstrong #history
K8 Search
#k9friday Deputy Christopher Tompkins and his #k9Satch pose with a young lady attending the Medal of Honor Parade held two weeks ago in Carmel. #K9Satch loves to pose for photos when he is not working to keep the people of Putnam safe with his explosive detection skills. Thank you, Deputy and Satch! #policedog #germanshepherd #pcso #putnamcountyny #k9
Summer Interns
Many thanks to all our interns who spent part of their summer here with us. Today was their last day! After a farewell lunch, interns Kyle Kanuk, Emma Lewis, Timothy McMahon and Michael Machado had their picture taken with, Captains Ortolano and Babcock,Sheriff Langley, Undersheriff Corrigan and Captain Jennings. Captains Tompkins and Cheverko sent their regards. Missing are Megan Bernardo and Nicole Callen. We all wish them the best on their future endeavors! #pcso #putnamcountyny #thefuturessobright
This is the trophy won by the Sheriff’s DepartmentColor Guard at last week’s Brewster Fire Department Parade. Congratulations!

Upcoming Safe Child Events

  • Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day 112 Old Route 6 Carmel/ September 22nd 11am to 3pm
  • Carmel Fire Dept. Open House/94 Gleneida Ave., Carmel/ September 30th 11am to 3pm
  • Mahopac Fire Dept. Open House/741 Route 6 Mahopac/October 20th 11am to 3pm

Two Arrested in Putnam County for Driving While Under the Influence

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 40-year-old Danbury woman and a 33-year-old Shrub Oak man for driving under the influence in Putnam County.

On April 21, 2018, at approximately 2:33 a.m., Sergeant Timothy Keith arrested 40-year-old Karla C. Gomes of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town Southeast after she was observed driving erratically on Route 6.

Ms. Gomes was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Having a BAC greater than .08% and other traffic violations.

Emergency Response Team Training

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department ERT training 4/20/18 at the Carmel Volunteer Fire Department. This was a simulated hostage situation on a school bus. Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping our community safe and protecting our schools and children.

ERT Training

Public Service Commission to Hold Hearings on NYSE&G Storm Performance

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by the state’s major electric utilities.

To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold the public statement hearings to solicit input and comments from communities concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events. The hearings are open to members of the public who wish to participate and comment. Information received at the public statement hearings will be transcribed and will be included in the record. The public comments will be considered by the Commission in deciding this matter.

For more information and a schedule of the hearings, download the attached PDF.

Lake Carmel Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Mark A. ComptonMark A. Compton

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Lake Carmel man for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Kent.

On April 10, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins was advised by a passing motorist that there was a vehicle operating erratically on Route 52 in Kent. The deputy located the car, stopped it and determined the driver, Mark A. Compton, age 52, of Lake Carmel was intoxicated.

Mr. Compton was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated for having a BAC in excess of .18%. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Kent Justice Court on April 25, 2018.

New York City Man Arrested for Selling Heroin in Putnam County

Jassell FrancoJassell Franco

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Jassell Franco, 24, of New York City on heroin-related sales charges.

In April of 2018, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that the defendant was involved in the sale of heroin within the county. The deputy was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of 150 bags of heroin. On the night of April 6, 2018, members of the NEU took Mr. Franco into custody during a drug transaction, in the Applebee’s Parking lot on Independent Way in the Town of Southeast.

Franco, of 711 West 190 Street, Manhattan, New York was charged with (1) one Felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and (1) one Felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Franco was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Timothy Curtis of the Town of Kent Justice Court and committed to the Putnam County Correctional facility on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Moccio

Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Mocci Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming, Gordon Vincent Mocci, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. with Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and, Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout Gordon Vincent Moccio. What an accomplished young man who will no doubt do even more great things. Among many other achievements was his induction into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps. Congratulations to Gordon and the entire Moccio Family!

Putnam Valley's Newest Eagle Scouts

Eagle ScoutsGregory Yovane, Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan, Jason Garofalo

Eagle Scout honors, today in Putnam County! Putnam Valley Troop 353’s newest Eagle Scouts, Gregory Yovane (L) and Jason Garofalo (R). Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan attended the Court of Honor and was pleased to induct Gregory and Jason into the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps. Congrats Greg and Jason-your community is proud of you!

Best Color Guard - Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Deputy Claire Pierson and Undersheriff CorriganDeputy Claire Pierson and Undersheriff Michael Corrigan

Undersheriff Michael Corrigan congratulates Deputy Claire Pierson who accepted the 2018 Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Best Color Guard Award in memory of James Evers. Dep. Pierson accepted the award on behalf of Deputies Matthew Kraisky, Daniel Meury and Brian Neary who also marched on St. Patrick’s Day, but on behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Corrigan stated that this award not only recognizes a personal pride and professionalism for the deputies but pride in their organization as well. Congrats to all!

Deputy Injured After a Drunk Driver Rams Into Patrol Vehicle During a Traffic Stop

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on April 3, 2018, at approximately 2:20 a.m. Deputy Shane Rossiter was on the right side of the northbound Taconic State Parkway, in the Town of Putnam Valley, sitting in his marked patrol car. He had his emergency lights activated, after pulling over a vehicle for a routine traffic infraction. Deputy Rossiter had just issued a ticket to the driver of that vehicle and was in his car waiting for the driver to pull away when a white 2013 BMW struck the rear of Deputy Rossiter’s vehicle.

17-Year-Old Cold Spring Resident Charged With Destroying Property in His Neighborhood

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a seventeen-year-old Cold Spring resident on charges that he intentionally damaged property of another.

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, multiple complaints of Criminal Mischief were received by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the Cold Spring Police Department after unknown persons had spent the overnight hours, Friday into Saturday, causing destruction and vandalism throughout the Villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville.


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