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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A blast from the past for #K9Friday! Retired K9 Chase visited the Department during a special event. He is current PCSO K9 Flashs older brother. It is always nice to see such cherished old friends.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #workingdog #sheriffK9 #americanbloodhound

K9 Hannah
#flashbackfriday and #k9friday all in just one post! Here is K9 Hannah with a fan in the Department’s lobby. Christmas is three months from today. Let that sink in and have a safe and fun weekend! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #yellowlab #electronicsdetectiondog #sheriffK9 #workingdog
K9 Flash
It is time for #K9Friday with Deputy Hill and #K9Flash! Have a great weekend everyone!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #policedog #sheriffk9 #americanbloodhound
K9 Satch
It’s time for #K9Friday and @pcso_k9satch is ready to skid steer into the weekend! Who wants to be his co-pilot? #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #sheriffK9 #malinois #bringtreats
Hello #flashbackfriday! Circa 1980’s
Sergeant Anthony Edwards preparing to saddle his 1979 Plymouth Volare Pursuit package patrol unit. Sergeant Edwards served the people of Putnam County with pride and dedication and brought not only the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to the forefront of technology but changed police reporting national by implementing the use of computers during their infancy for police reports. Anthony Edwards would to this day be a tremendous asset not only to the Sheriff’s Department but to our community due to his passion and knowledge in the communications and reporting systems of emergency services. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistoryny #plymouthvolare #policecar #vintagecar

Let's be Careful Out There

drive carefully

If you must drive, please keep in mind that road surfaces are deceptively slick. Allow road crews room to do their thing and if you see an accident and our Deputies or any other first responders attending to it, please give them plenty of room. Safety is our first priority!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #winterdriving #philipstownNY #slowdownmoveover

Detective John M. Falcone

Detective John M. Falcone

10 years. Today we pause to remember City of Poughkeepsie Detective John M. Falcone. Detective Falcone was shot and killed in the line of duty on Feb. 18th, 2011, at a domestic disturbance. John was previously a Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadet and a Town of Kent Police Officer before serving with distinction in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Detective Falcone may be gone, but the sacrifice he made will never be forgotten.

#thankyouforyourservice #poughkeepsiepolicedepartment #putnamsheriffNY #kentNYPD #thethinblueline #eow #nyleo #lawenforcement #theultimatesacrifice #DetectiveJohnMFalconeMemorialHighway

Winter Storm Watch Now in Effect From Thursday Morning Through Friday Afternoon

Storm Warning

Winter Storm Watch
START 6:00 AM EST, Thursday, February 18
END 4:00 PM EST, Friday, February 19
Source: U.S. National Weather Service

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

* WHEN…From Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #winterstormwatch #Snowbruary2021 #herewegoagain

Attorney General James Issues Fraud Alert to Protect New Yorkers from Unemployment Benefits Scam


NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James warned people about new, recently reported scams using New Yorkers’ personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.

“We must remain vigilant about potential scams and ensure residents remain alert,” Attorney General James said. “During these uncertain times, unemployment benefits are a safety net for many individuals and families who have lost their jobs. To exploit the use of these funds and overload a system that is already processing unprecedented numbers of claims per day is as shameful as it is illegal. My office remains committed to holding accountable anyone who violates the law, and I continue to encourage the public to report suspected scams to my office.”

There have been recent reports of scammers having access to detailed databases with Personally Identifiable Information (P.I.I.). Armed with P.I.I., scammers have sought out cooperation from “mules” who are used as intermediaries for filing claims online seeking benefits, exploiting the avalanche of legitimate claims that have hit the New York State Department of Labor due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Text continues in comments below)

Individuals who have been contacted by the NYS Department of Labor about unemployment benefits they did not apply for must be aware of the possibility of identity theft. For more specific information about how to protect your identity, visit the Attorney General’s website at

Attorney General James highlights the following tips for New Yorkers to protect themselves from these scams:

  • Be suspicious of anyone who calls you over the phone seeking money or personal information. If you owe money, you will receive a legitimate notice in writing that identifies the agency and the reason you owe money.
  • Do not give out personal and sensitive information, including your Social Security number and bank account information, to individuals over the phone. In addition, ensure to independently verify the authenticity of the caller.

Victims of unemployment benefits fraud should report any incidents to their employer and to the NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program. Victims can also file a complaint online with the Office of the Attorney General or call 1-800-771-7755. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcoumtyNY #scamalert #AGNY #newyorkdepartmentoflabor #covid19 #identitytheft

Happy President's Day

winter weather

However, there is a…


* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Ice accumulations of up to two-tenths of an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut, and southeast New York.

* WHEN…Until 10 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions and stay safe out there!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #winterweatheradvisory #Snowbruary2021

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports the Arrest of a 32-Year-Old Poughkeepsie Man on Felony DWI Charges


On February 10, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Deputy Kevin Radovich was on patrol on Route 9, in the area of Watergrass Lane in the Town of Philipstown when he observed a Subaru Outback stopped in the southbound lane with its hazards on. Deputy Radovich pulled behind the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 32-year-old Stuart W. Young, of Poughkeepsie.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Young was allegedly intoxicated and was driving with a revoked driver’s license. Mr. Young’s driver’s license had been revoked on or about July 11, 2018, for driving while having a “Blood Alcohol Content” (BAC) in excess of .08. Additionally, the investigation revealed that there was an active restriction on Young’s license that mandated that any vehicle he operated have an ignition interlock device installed. There was no such device installed in the Outback. Mr. Young was arrested on the scene and charged with 1 Felony Count of Driving While Intoxicated for having a previous conviction for DWI within the past ten years, 1 Felony Count of Driving While Intoxicated for having a previous conviction for DWI within the past ten years and having a BAC in excess of .08, 1 Felony Count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, and 1 Misdemeanor Count of Circumventing an Ignition Interlock Device. He was also charged with driving without a license. He was processed and released without incident for a future date in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #dwi #philipstownNY

APPROVED FOR RELEASE: Captain Lisa Ortolano (Recipients of this News Release are advised, to the extent that pending criminal matters may be discussed herein, that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.)

Two More Walk-In COVID Vaccine Clinics


Good news for our Putnam County and other local Veterans! Two more walk-in COVID vaccine clinics have been scheduled, one for TODAY and one for Saturday. Please see the flyer for details and if you know an eligible senior, please share the information with them. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #westchestercountyNY #covid19vacccine #vahudsonvalley #seniorcitizens #veterans #castlepoint #fdrmontrose

Langley Calls Putnam 'One of the Safest Counties in the U.S.


From today’s PCNR. Thank you to the US News & World Report for recognizing Sheriff Langley’s leadership and team have made Putnam County one of the safest counties in the United States!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #usnewsandworldreport #communitypolicing #opioidtreatment #multiagencycooperation

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Langley Calls Putnam ‘One of the Safest Counties in the U.S.’

By PCNR Staff on February 10, 2021

By Eric Gross Shortly after Kevin Mc- Conville announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Putnam County last Thursday afternoon, incumbent Sheriff Robert Langley reported that since taking office on January 1, 2018, “crime in our county has decreased by more than 56 percent. In fact, according to ‘U.S. News and World Report,’ Putnam was recently ranked as one of the 20 safest counties in the United States.”

Langley attributed the decline in crime to community policing and programs his department has either strengthened or established: “My department has instituted important programs to engage the public because safety is and will always be my first priority. Community policing works and the statistics prove it. According to the New York State Criminal Justice Services data burglary, larceny, robbery and assaults have all declined over the past three and one-half years.”

Langley also pointed out that his department’s collaboration with multiple organizations and agencies on the opioid epidemic has resulted in almost 50 percent fewer overdose deaths: “Other programs work with incarcerated addicts to get them needed treatment and help with a clean start after their release from the county jail. Less recidivism means a safer county and results in less expense for Putnam taxpayers.”

Langley said his goal for 2021 and beyond is to “follow best practices in law enforcement and continue to reduce crime at all levels in Putnam County. Safety for every single Putnam resident is paramount.”

COVID-19 Vaccination Information


Repost courtesy of @putnamhealthny #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #covid_19 #PCDOH #vaccine #vax #coronavirus

A list of vaccine providers in Putnam County can now be found at The list will be updated weekly as Putnam County receives information from NYS. A first dose vaccine POD will be scheduled for Thursday, February 11. Any individual who works in or lives in Putnam County that currently works in the following categories is eligible: Police, Fire, Schools, Daycare, Grocery, Corrections, and newly eligible individuals include: restaurant workers, restaurant delivery drivers, and for-hire vehicle drivers.

Per direction from NYS, PCDOH is not permitted to vaccinate 65+ unless you fall into one of the categories listed above. Please do not register for an appointment if you do not meet these criteria. You will be turned away at the door. Local health departments must adhere to specific vaccination groups determined by the New York State Department of Health, or we may not receive vaccines the following week.

A registration link will be shared at and on our social media TOMORROW, February 10th. We received limited doses of vaccine this week so appointments will fill quickly. Future PODs will be scheduled as more vaccine is received.

Thanks Again to the Highway Crews

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