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.

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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!
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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

More Snow on Its Way


Hunker down for the Super bowl but keep your shovels handy! Here comes some more snow. Stay tuned for updates here!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #Snowbruary2021

Sheriff Langley Reports January Narcotics Unit Arrests

January Narco

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that during the month of January 2021, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit made a total of eight arrests.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit, made three arrests for criminal Sale of a controlled substance which involved the sale of Cocaine in the Town of Carmel, Heroin in the Town of Kent, MDMA and LSD in the Town of Philipstown. Additionally, there was an arrest for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree in the Town of Kent. The NEU also arrested four individuals on arrest warrants.

As with many of these operations, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department continues to work closely with multiple agencies, such as the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, New York State Police, Westchester County Police Department, City of Peekskill Police Department, Town of Kent Police Department, Town of Carmel Police Department, City of Yonkers Police Department, Town of Yorktown Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office and other Federal, State and local police agencies to extend our cases throughout multiple jurisdictions. The combined efforts of all these agencies are making our communities safer for all our families.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #narcoticsenforcementunit #NEU #westchestercountyNY #multiagencycooperation #notonourstreets

The New York State Sheriffs Institute


The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is always happy to give a shout out to the New York State Sheriffs Institute.

We recommend following them on their various social media platforms for updates on statewide crime victim support services through Sheriff Assist, law enforcement training and news, and updates about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp.

The NYSSI does so much to promote their services to the public, helping those who need it most. Won’t you say thank you with a follow on their various platforms as listed below? Thank you!

Facebook: @NYSSheriffsInstitute, @nyssheriffassist
Instagram: nyssheriffsinstitute, nyssheriffassist, nyssheriffscamp
Twitter: @NYSSheriff
LinkedIn: New York State Sheriffs’ Institute,

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #newyork #newyorkstate #sheriff #lawenforcement

Thanks to all Highway Workers

snow day

Many thanks to all the State, County, Town, and Village Highway workers who have gone above and beyond yet again. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication. This was a challenging storm and they met and exceeded the challenge! Now, get some well-deserved rest.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #winterstormorlena #snowzilla #carmelNY #kentNY #philipstownNY #southeastNY #putnamvalleyNY #pattersonNY #coldspringNY #brewsterNY #NYSDOT #putnamcountyhighwaydepartment

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI in Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Super Bowl
–Impaired Driving Crackdown runs February 5, 2021 - February 8, 2021–

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Anthony Hoffmann, and Kent Police Department Chief Kevin Owens announced today that their departments will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on February 5, 2021and will end on February 8, 2021. The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.

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. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Plan! Download our new mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, designate a responsible driver before the game begins. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice. So, root for your favorite team; enjoy your friends and family and remember “DON’T DRIVE, GET A RIDE!

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #superbowlLV #dontdrinkanddrive #designateddriver #stopdwi

Black History Month

Black History Month

February has been designated Black History Month. African-Americans have made many contributions to our Community.

This month, we celebrate these accomplishments and strive to continue to ‘bridge the gap’ between our Department and the Community we serve.

Happy Black History Month everyone!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #blackhistorymonth2021

Winter Storm

Winter Storm
Winter Storm

Here is the latest on the approaching winter storm. It looks to be a big one! It is in effect from midnight tonight through Tuesday at 6 am and could bring up to 18 inches of snow. Stay safe and be sure to get what you need ahead of it and, as always, check in with your elderly and vulnerable neighbors.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #winterstormwarning

Sheriff Members Commended for Bravery

Sheriff Langley, along with Captain Tompkins, hosted State Senator Pete Harckham at the Nelsonville substation where Deputies Benny Levine, Andrew Kristan and Randel Hill were commended for their bravery and heroism during last year’s incident that critically injured Deputy Levine. No words can convey how happy we all are that Deputy Levine was there to celebrate not only his bravery that day but the life saving heroism of his fellow officers. Legislators Montgomery and Gouldman also sent certificates of appreciation which were presented by Sheriff Langley.

#sherifflangley #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #nelsonvilleNY #putnamsbravest Senator Pete Harckham

Remembering the Holocaust


The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department joins the world in remembering all victims of the Holocaust.

#holocaustremembranceday #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #wemustneverforget #holocaustremembranceday2021

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports the Arrest Of a Southeast Man for DWI and the Arrest of a Putnam Valley Man on Drug Possession Charges


On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 10:35 p.m., while on routine patrol, Deputy Matthew Shelters discovered a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road on Rt. 6 in the Town of Southeast, blocking the southbound lane of traffic. Upon further investigation, Deputy Shelters determined that the driver, Perfecto Lopez-Garcia, age 39, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Deputy Shelters approached Mr. Lopez-Garcia and based on his observations suspected that Mr. Lopez-Garcia was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Lopez Garcia had a blood alcohol content of .11%. Mr. Lopez-Garcia was arrested and charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of Driving While Intoxicated, and two traffic violations. Mr. Lopez-Garcia was processed and released. He is due back in the Town of Southeast Court on January 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

On January 20, 2021, at approximately 8:40 a.m., in the vicinity of Route 6 and Simpson Road in the Town of Carmel, Deputy Shane Rossiter pulled over a 2008 Dodge Charger for an expired inspection. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver, Todd Carmody, age 39, was in possession of alleged Cocaine, Suboxone, and Marihuana. Mr. Carmody was charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was also issued a summons for an Uninspected Vehicle. Mr. Carmody was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Southeast Court on February 26, 2021, at 6 p.m. and released.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #brewsterNY #southeastNY #carmelNY #policeblotter #dontdrinkanddrive #impaireddriving #expiredcarinspection


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