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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Officer John
@JohnSegnit Twinning!! #bestspoever @MahopacSchools (photo courtesy of jennborst/twitter) #pcso #putnamcountyNY #putnamsafeputnamstrong
For today’s #tbt we go back to February, 1957. Undersheriff Robert Steels, (L) and Sheriff Frank Lyden investigate an attempted escape from the Putnam County Jail. On February 1, 1957, an inmate being released from the jail, gave Sheriff Frank Lyden a tip that some prisoners were planning an escape. An additional tip was developed that these prisoners were now in possession of hacksaw blades. Sheriff Lyden initiated an investigation and inspection of the jail and located a 1” hexagon bar that had been sawed through. As the investigation and interviews continued with the prisoners by Sheriff Lyden, Undersheriff Steele and ADA Frank Bowers, it was determined that a 14 year old Carmel youth provided the prisoners with the blades, by handing them through the window in the alleyway. That youth who at 14 was already on probation, was identified and charged. The two prisoners were also charged with attempted escape as well as a third individual. Coincidentally, this same method of escape from the Putnam County Jail was used successfully two years prior. In that case, two prisoners did in fact escape, but were later recaptured following a crime spree. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #throwbackthursday #tonighttheresgonnabeajailbreak
Great Pumpkin
The Sheriff’s Chief of Staff and her daughters painted this enduring symbol of Autumn - the Putnam Pumpkin! Pretty spooktacular! #pcso #pumpkin #putnamcountyny
K9 Friday
Something a little different for #k9friday. This photo graphic is from Wednesday night’s 2019 Putnam County Budget presentation. It shows the value and importance of our K9s and their handlers to the community. We look forward to expanding our K9 program in the next year. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the coming months! #k9 #policedog #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong (Thank you to the Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s Office for the great graphic!)
Officer John
Officer John-Most popular person at recess!!!! #bestspoever (photo/text courtesy jennborst/twitter) #pcso #putnamsheriff #putnamcountyny #mahopacny
The October 17th Handgun Safety Course has been canceled

Upcoming Safe Child Events

  • Mahopac Fire Dept. Open House/741 Route 6 Mahopac/October 20th 11am to 3pm

Local Law Enforcement to Step Up Patrols During Graduation Season This Year

This June, many of our County’s teens will be graduating high school and getting ready for college or entry into the workforce. Many see this time as a “rite of passage” and engage in underage drinking and drug use (marijuana being the #1 drug). Also, many parents see no problem in hosting graduation parties where alcohol will be served. Graduations are meant to be enjoyable and memorable experiences.

Putnam Sheriff's Boat Safety Reminder

Before the holiday weekend, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. would like to remind Putnam County Boaters of some requirements that would keep their day safe and fun.

Each motorized boat needs to have:

  1. One Personal Floatation Device (PFD - Life Jacket), USCG approved & appropriate size for each person on board.
  2. One Type 4 throw able device (USCG Approved)
  3. Sounding device (horn or whistle)
  4. Anchor with line
  5. A Fire Extinguisher (mounted & USCG approved)
  6. Visual Distress Signal (3 day/night flares)
  7. Navigation and Stern Light during low visibility or night

As always, a life jacket only works if it is worn. Consuming alcohol while operating a boat in dangerous and against the law. Periodic checks will be conducted on the Hudson River, Oscawana Lake, and Lake Mahopac.

For a complimentary vessel safety inspection by one of our trained Marine Law Enforcement Deputies please contact Sergeant Michael Szabo 845-225-4300.

Do Not Leave A Pet In Your Car Today


Not even for a minute!
Today is going to be a HOT day.
Do Not Leave A Pet In Your Car Today.

It’s estimated that hundreds of cats and dogs die each year from being left in hot cars, while even more become seriously ill. While it’s easy to think that only animals who belong to bad people die in hot cars, it’s simply not true. It can happen to even the most devoted animal lover. “I was just gone a few minutes,” “It wasn’t even that hot,” “I cracked open a window.” These are the common responses of grieving family members when they return to their cars to find their beloved cats or dogs have died of heatstroke.

Sheriff Langley and Peekskill Police Chief Don Halmy on the "Dear Sandy" Show

Please have a look at Langley who appeared on Sandy Galef’s chat show “Dear Sandy…” along with newly appointed Peekskill Police Chief Don Halmy. Discussions on the show covered community policing and how policing has changed over the years. It was filmed on May 4th. Many thanks to Assemblywoman Galef and to Chief Halmy.


K9Friday June 15th

A very sad and special #k9friday. Over 60 police dogs and their handlers lined Gleneida Avenue along the Row of Honor for the funeral of Carmel PO Gary Pietropaolo. K9s from local, regional and State agencies were represented. Later that day the K9s and their handlers greeted the family and other mourners at the entrance to the cemetery. What a deeply moving and emotional experience for everyone who loved him and had the honor of knowing him. Rest In Peace.

Motorists and Bicyclists: Sheriff's Safety Reminder About Road Sharing Rules

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., who also serves as Chairman of the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board, is reminding motorists and bicyclists of the rules for sharing the road safely.

Flag Day 2018

Putnam County Flag Day celebration on the shores of Lake Gleneida by the Sybil Luddington statue. Sheriff Langley with County Executive Maryellen Odell and the students from the St James the Apostle School and the members of the VFW and Carmel Senior Citizens Center.
Flag Day

Funeral Procession for Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo

Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Funeral procession for Carmel PO Gary Pietropaolo. Such a beautiful outpouring of solidarity with many local, state and regional agencies honoring Gary’s life. It is a sad day in the County. Our thoughts and love are with his family, friends and colleagues. May his memory be a blessing. #putnamstrong

Glenida Ave

Brewster Woman Arrested on Drug Charges in Southeast

Bernadette N. MullenBernadette N. Mullen

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Brewster woman for unlawfully possessing drugs in Putnam County.

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 11:55 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Shane Rossiter arrested 24-year-old Brewster resident Bernadette N. Mullen for allegedly possessing marijuana and controlled substances.

Deputy Rossiter initially stopped Mullen’s vehicle for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation at the Gulf gas station off of Route 22 in the Town of Southeast.

Pursuant to an investigation, Deputy Rossiter recovered partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and two (2) un-prescribed prescription medications alleged to be Xanax and Suboxone. Ms. Mullen was subsequently placed under arrest.

Danbury Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Carlos R. Agosto-MendezCarlos R. Agosto-Mendez

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley. Jr reports the arrest of a 35-year-old Danbury man for driving while intoxicated in Putnam County.

On June 2, 2018, at approximately 6:28 p.m., Deputy Kevin Radovich arrested 35-year-old Carlos R. Agosto-Mendez of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Southeast. Agosto-Mendez was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 6, between Argone Road and Starr Ridge Road, prior to his arrest.

Mr. Agosto-Mendez was subsequently arrested after failing roadside sobriety tests. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, for having a Blood Alcohol Content of more than .08%. Several empty beer bottles were found in his vehicle.


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