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

K9 Friday Kato's Graduation

Here are two videos of last week’s graduation ceremony. K9Kato and his handler Deputy Christopher Irwin are showing off a couple of his skills. Happy #k9friday! #policedog #germanshepherddog


Heat Wave Brings Health Problems

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Cold Spring Nutrition Site -American Legion Hall, Cedar St, Cold Spring, 10516, 845-265-3952
  • Hudson Valley Community Services, 46 Oscawana Lake Rd, Putnam Valley, 10579, 845-526-1923
  • Kent Town Hall, 40 Sybils Xing, Kent Lakes, 10512, 845-225-1606
  • Mahopac Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-628-2009
  • Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front St, Patterson, 12563, 845-878-7200
  • Philipstown Recreation Center, 107 Glenclyffe, Garrison, 10524, 845-424-4618
  • Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley, 10579, 845-808-1700
  • St. James Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, 10512, 845-225-2079
  • Temple Beth Shalom, 760 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-628-6133
  • William Koehler Memorial Senior Center, 180 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541, 845-808-1738
  • Brewster, NY- When the temperatures soar, health problems can arise. Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. Even those who are young and physically fit can suffer heat-related illness in extreme temperatures, especially when the hot weather lasts a few days. During hot weather, outdoor activities are best done in the early morning or evening hours when it is coolest.

    “Residents should be careful during any hot weather. Watch out for your family and friends, and check in on your neighbors. Infants, young children and the elderly can have more problems in hot weather,” says MaryEllen Odell. “During extreme heat events, cooling centers are opened during the day for Putnam residents.”
    Read more on the Putnam County website.

K9 Kato Graduates

#K9friday is off to a “ruff” start! Congratulations to #K9Kato who graduated today from K-9 Academy in Orange County! K9Kato is now a specialist in narcotics detecting and patrolling along with his handler Deputy Chris Irwin. Present K9 Kato and his ongoing support is due to a generous donation from the Stilwell family ( Kato is named in loving honor and memory of late Senior Investigator Mark Gilmore’s favorite K9. Mark’s wife Amy and daughter Mattingly were there to present Deputy Irwin and K9Kato with memorial plaques. Captain Harry Tompkins was also there to support his team members. It was a special, moving and remarkable ceremony. Congrats to all! #germanshepherd #policedog #k9 #pcso Many thanks to Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois for his generosity and hospitality!


TBT 1983 4H Fair

In this week’s #tbt, we are reminded of how much fun, interesting and educational it can be for the entire family to attend the Putnam County 4-H Fair! In the first photo, Sergeant Wayne J. Brandt is assisted by a volunteer, Charlie Asselmeier, in demonstrating the effects of alcohol on the human body over a period of time. Mr. Asselmeier was a former Putnam County Correction Officer.

In the second photo, Captain Lawrence Connolly stands ready to answer crime prevention questions for attendees. These photos are circa 1983. This year the fair begins with the opening ceremony on July 27th, 2018 and runs until the 31st, at the County Park located on Gypsie Trail Road in the Town of Kent. Come on out and meet your Sheriff (time TBA)!
#4H #putnamcountyny #putnamcountyfair

4H Fair
$H Fair

Naturalization Ceremony, June 27

Scenes from today’s Naturalization Ceremony where 48 people became American citizens. Festivities were attended Putnam County officials including Sheriff Langley who led with the prayer, Judge James T. Rooney, County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti, County Executive @maryellenodell and many others-please see photo of program for details. It was a packed house! Congratulations to all 48!

Courthouse ceremony

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.


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