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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Unites fot the Troops

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Congratulations Sergeant Cargain


Today we congratulate Sergeant Kevin Cargain on his retirement.

Sergeant Cargain served the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and our community for 24 years with dedication and honor. A graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, he was also the head of the Department’s Youth Aid Bureau which is responsible for our School Resource Officer program, participated in running the Cadets and he also coordinated community outreach events such as street fairs and booths at special events. He touched so many facets of the Department.

We wish Kevin well on his retirement and will surely miss his service to the people of Putnam County. Thank you for your service!

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Corrections Officers Donate to United For The Troops

Unites fot the Troops

United for the Troops receives a donation from two of our COs at the Putnam County Correctional Facility. They generously donated $960. (Photograph courtesy of Jim Rathschmidt.) #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #unitedforthetroops #correctionsofficers

Sheriff Langley’s Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021

Sheriff Statement

Today Is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


The #putnamsheriffNY takes this moment to recognize and celebrate our sister and brother #LEOs here in #putnamcountyNY and beyond. Thank you to you all!

“Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. From local, state, and federal, their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them. Often law enforcement are the only paid emergency resource a community has. More often they work in coordination with other local, state, and federal organizations to make communities safer.

On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.

HOW TO OBSERVE #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay There are several ways to show your support. Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency. Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Find more ideas at Concerns of Police Survivors and share your support using #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay to share on social media.

ITS HISTORY Several organizations came together to create National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Some of the organizations supporting the observance include:

  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • International Association of Chief of Police
  • Officer Down Memorial Page
  • Law Enforcement United
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • National Troopers Coalition

Since then the inaugural celebration, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces in support of these dedicated men and women.

RIP Officer Sicknick

Officer Sicknick
RIP Officer Sicknick. We mourn his loss. May his memory be a blessing.
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The Latest COVID Vaccine Information


Here is the latest information available to those who are interested in getting the covid vaccine. It is a long post.
Phased distribution of the vaccine:
New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk.

Today, these New Yorkers eligible for vaccination as part of Phase 1A:

  • High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS facilities
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff

As of January 4, 2021:

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
    All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • This includes, but is not limited to,
  • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
  • Doctors who work ion hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
  • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
  • Registered Nurses
  • Specialty medical practices of all types
  • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
  • Physical Therapists and their staff
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
  • Home care workers
  • Hospice workers
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Soon, following vaccinations for the health care sector New York will move to Phase 1B of the distribution, which will include:

  • Teachers and education workers
  • First responders
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers
  • People 75 and older

Determine if you are eligible for the vaccine:
Answer a series of simple questions to find out if you are eligible for the vaccine, and if you are, find out where you can make an appointment:
Facts about the vaccine from the New York State Office of Mental Health:

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine is an important, safe and effective tool in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Remember – COVID-19 is very serious, and can cause severe medical complications that lead to death in some people.
The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is by getting the vaccine as soon as possible and taking other precautions, including practicing social distancing, continuing to wear a mask, and washing your hands often and thoroughly.

How does the vaccine work?
The COVID-19 vaccine is delivered in two doses over the course of three to four weeks. The vaccine helps protect you by strengthening your immune system and helping it to recognize and fight the virus.

Can a COVID-19 vaccine give you COVID-19?
No. The COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.S. don’t use the live virus that causes COVID-19.
What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may have very mild side effects for a day or two after the vaccine. This does NOT mean you are sick - it’s a sign that your immune system is being activated to fight the virus. Side effects can include:

  • Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was given
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain and/or joint pain
  • Chills

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have a history of severe allergic reactions?
If you have common allergies (e.g., cats/dogs, hay fever, dust or pollen), you should have no difficulties taking the vaccine. If you’ve had a severe allergic reaction to other vaccines or injectable medications, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Can I stop taking safety precautions after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
While the vaccine is extremely effective in protecting the person who receives it, it may be possible for people who are exposed to COVID-19 to spread it to others, even if they themselves have been vaccinated and are immune.
Until we learn more, and to protect others and prevent the spread of COVID-19, you should continue to follow these precautions for avoiding the COVID-19 virus even after getting your vaccine:

  • Avoid close contact with others and maintain social distancing.
  • Continue to wear a mask.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.

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Scam Alert


Do not fall prey to scams regarding the vaccine for COVID-19! We are especially concerned about our seniors so please share this information with your elder loved ones.

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Sheriff Langley Reports Recent Drug and Gun Arrests


Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that during the month of December 2020, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit made a total of eleven arrests.

The Street Crimes Unit, a division of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit, made four arrests for criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th; three of these arrests were for the possession of heroin and one involved the unlawful possession of suboxone. The NEU executed six search warrants; resulting in seven arrests for a variety of narcotics sales and possession charges while also recovering five illegally possessed firearms. The investigations involved the sale of heroin in the Town of Carmel, the sale of cocaine and marihuana in the Town of Southeast, the sale of prescription medication in the Town of Patterson. A joint investigation was conducted with the Westchester County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration involving sales of Cocaine and an illegal Marijuana growing operation in the Town of Somers and Town of Kent. The NEU also investigated a subject who was selling marihuana and had an illegal indoor marihuana grow operation in the Village of Brewster.

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.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

All the best to you and yours for a Happy 2021 and an extra special THANK YOU to those working tonight. Be safe out there! Happy New Year!

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