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

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Acting Chief John Dearman and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that Law Enforcement agencies in Putnam County will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving.

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. When it comes to drunk driving Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest. While we spend time trick or treating and hosting parties with loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on October 30, 2020 and will end on November 1, 2020. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state and will be out in force,

Research shows that high visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.

The STOP-DWI Halloween Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Thanksgiving, and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. Have a safe and happy Halloween Weekend.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #stopdwi #designateadriver

It is time for Warrant Wednesday

–Wanted for Bail Jumping and A.U.O. in the First Degree–

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the pictured individual, ALBERTO J. SANTIAGO, in relation to Superior Court Warrants for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first-degree and Bail Jumping in the second-degree. His last known area of residence was Manhattan, NY. Anyone who has information to his whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. All calls kept confidential.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #warrantwednesday #wedidnotforgetyou

National First Responders Day


Today is #nationalfirstrespondersday.

Created in 2017, this day honors Police Officers, COs, Dispatchers, Firefighters, EMTs and all those who are first on the phone and on the scene in emergency situations. We thank them and are grateful for them. These men and women have dedicated their lives to saving lives. Today more than ever thank a first responder for all they do!

Thank You!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #firstresponder #putnamsafeputnamstrong

Training the Trainers

Deputy Mike Varley
Deputy Mike Varley
Deputy Mike Varley
Deputy Mike Varley

Recently the Suffolk County Police Academy hosted a NYS DCJS Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Course. Nearly 30 Law Enforcement professionals from throughout NYS were certified over two weeks by our own Deputy Mike Varley. Deputy Varley is one of only a selected few instructors recognized by NYS DCJS with the ability to teach this ‘Train The Trainer’ course. These newly certified DT instructors will now bring these techniques back to their respective Departments to train their own officers and recruits in LEO academies across New York State.

We are fortunate at the Putnam County Sheriffs Department to have such a highly skilled and dedicated professional such as Mike who instills de-escalation skills in our officers while ensuring they receive proper defensive tactics.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #defensivetactics #academy #suffolkcountyNY #NYSDCJS

Funeral Service and Arrangements for Michael J. Moore

The funeral service and arrangements for Michael J. Moore are as follows:

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 2 PM to 4 PM 6 PM to 9 PM at:
Cargain Funeral Home
418 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541.

Funeral Friday, October 30, 2020, at 10 AM at
St. John’s Evangelist Church
221 East Lake Boulevard
Mahopac, NY 10541.

Cadet Graduation

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadets and the Kent Police Cadets held their graduation last night. This year’s graduation was quite different with social distancing, masks and fist bumps instead of handshakes. These Cadets were faced with many challenges with the biggest being COVID. Sheriff Langley stated he is “proud of each and every one of you.” No doubt their futures are bright!

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cadet graduation
cadet graduation
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cadet graduation

Graduates are as follows:

  • Kent Cadets
    • Ryan Maglio
    • Christofer Casaola
  • Putnam County Sheriffs Cadets
    • Riley Cargain
    • Kai Chu
    • Marcos Crisoatomo
    • Joseph Duane
    • Christian Fischetti
    • Angelique Kavalieratos
    • Celena Kuhbier
    • Edwin Maldonado
    • Ryan McClymont
    • Richard Tofte
    • Mele Torres-Ocampo

The program is run by Sgt Cargain with the assistance of Deputies Kraisky, Radovich and Vigna. Officer Hustis oversees the Kent Cadets on behalf of Chief Kevin Owens.

Please visit @pcsocadets for more info if you have a young person interested in joining the program.

Congratulations to all!

#putnamsheriffNY #kentNY #carmelNY #putnamcountyNY #pcsocadets #graduation #futureLEOs

Rest In Peace Officer Michael J. Moore

Michael J. Moore
Michael J. Moore

It is with a heavy heart that Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the passing of Officer Michael J. Moore of the Putnam County Sheriffs Department who was killed in an off-duty motor vehicle accident in the Town of Yorktown.

Michael began his career with the New York City Department of Probation in 1997 as a probation officer. In 1998 he went on to become a Police Officer with the New York City Police Department. In September of 2003, Michael left the City of New York and became a patrolman for Hastings-On-Hudson Police Department where he remained until his retirement in 2019.

After retiring from Hastings-On-Hudson he then joined the Putnam County Sheriffs Department where he was assigned to the Special Patrol Division. The members of the Putnam County Sheriffs Department join his family in grief. Michael is survived by his wife Janene and his children Jenna, Ryan, and John. Michael will never be forgotten and gave 23 years serving and protecting others with pride and integrity.

May he Rest In Peace and May his memory be a blessing. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #SPO

Trunk or Treat Tonight 10/23

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight for Trunk or Treat! The @pcsocadets along with Deputies Kraisky and Vigna did a fantastic job with traffic and, most importantly, candy distribution. Sheriff Langley gave them a good run for their money with some classic treats. Thanks to @philipstown_recreation for hosting and @putnamcountyyouth for organizing. We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #philipstownNY #halloween2020 #trunkortreat #kitkatkoma


Putnam County Traffic Safety Board Wins Gold Award in AAA's Annual Traffic Safety Program

AAA Award

The Putnam County Traffic Safety Board has won a Gold Award in AAA Northeasts Community Traffic Safety Awards Program, Director of Public and Government Affairs, John Corlett announced today. AAA has long recognized communities that make outstanding efforts to make the region’s roads safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The Safety Board was cited for its many traffic safety efforts for 2019 including conducting child car seat inspections/installations and participating in a wide variety of enforcement programs such as Click It, or Ticket, and Stop DWI. The Safety Boards focus on school bus safety was an outstanding effort to get motorists to obey the law on not passing school buses that are picking up or dropping off riders. As a result of the Boards campaign, New York State has enhanced stricter penalties for violators, gave school districts authorization to install stop arms on all buses, and the NY School Bus Stop Arm Camera Bill was passed. The Board raised awareness through social media, print, and meeting with local law enforcement. Congratulations to the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board and the many communities participating in this prestigious annual awards program.

Putnam County Traffic Safety Board Secretary @pattcouncilmanpete with @sheriffrobertlangley and Putnam County Traffic Safety Board Coordinator/Liaison Judie Mirra.
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamcountytrafficsafetyboard #clickitorticket #stopdwi #schoolbussafety #goldaward #aaa

Medication Take Back at the Sheriff's Office


This Saturday from 10-2 at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department! This will be a drive-through event with social distancing protocols in place. Please wear a mask too!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #preventioncouncilputnam #putnamhealthny #medicationtakeback


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