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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Unit 212
#throwbackthursday Circa 1989. The Deputy driving Unit 212 was about to take his dinner break at Papa John’s. Stopped on Route 9 waiting for north bound traffic to pass so he could make a left turn, this patrol unit was suddenly struck and thrown forward as the vehicle that struck it passed on the right and went off the shoulder. The Deputy suffer neck and back injuries, but returned to work a day later. We have always been (and will continue to be!) #putnamstrong! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #roadpatrol
Half Staff
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Center lowered their flags to half-mast/half-staff in memory of those who have been lost to the Corona Virus/COVID-19, both in Putnam County, New York, and beyond. Every life is precious. May their memories be a blessing. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #weareallinthistogether
Circa 1996 a representative of the United States Marshall’s Service is seen here presenting Sheriff Robert D. Thoubboron of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and County Executive Robert Bondi with a check for the housing of federal inmates. This was the first payment received by the US Marshalls for housing their inmates here in Putnam County. To this day we continue this relationship with our Federal partners. Stay safe folks and enjoy the weekend. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhistory #usmarshalls
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank Marianne Chaluisan, Debbie Baker Guerra and all those who donated to the Mahopac Moms group so they could pay for pizza for all of the first responders during this time of national crisis. The kindness and generosity of these individuals shows just how amazing our community is. The pizzas are being made and delivered by Benvenuto’s Family Restaurant in Mahopac, NY.  #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #mahopacNY ##benvenutosfamilyrestaurant #firstresponders #pizza #putnamstrong
Hello Putnam
permit postponed
For everyone’s safety and protection, we will be postponing all pistol permit fingerprinting process until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #pistolpermits

COVID-19 Mitigation in Putnam

–First Lab Confirmed Cases in Putnam County NY–

The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming two positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents. The individuals have been quarantined at home and will continue to be monitored carefully. Contact tracing is underway and those that are found to have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case will be notified by the PCDOH and precautionary or mandatory quarantine will be established for each person.

For more information, please visit the Countys website at

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #coronavirus #covid19 #putnamcountydepartmentofhealth

Putnam County Declares a State of Emergency


Please visit… for the latest update on the declared State of Emergency in #PutnamCountyNY.

A Public Announcement from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.


As a precautionary measure for the health and well being of our officers and inmates in the jail, we will be taking the following action -

  • Effective immediately, all programs and religious services are cancelled until further notice.
  • The inmate work program will not be providing outside services to any facility until further notice.
  • Effective Monday March 16, 2020, all Inmate Visitation will be cancelled. We know that these steps will be difficult for the families of inmates and the inmates themselves, however we must ensure that we protect everyone’s health especially those confined to close quarters.

We will continue to monitor the corona virus and its effect on our state as the information continues to change daily.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #covid19 #coronavirus

Regarding COVID-19 and First Responders and How is COVID-19 Affecting Putnam County?

Corona Virus

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is monitoring the Corona Virus situation very carefully. The safety of our community remains our highest priority and the members of the Sheriff’s Office will continue to serve and protect our community with the same high level of professionalism as we always have.

The Sheriff’s Office has an obligation to protect all the members of the Department and we ask that the public continue to work with us during these times to help protect each other’s well being.

When you call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, our dispatchers will be asking a series of questions for the purpose of screening for any potential of exposure to COVID-19. I am asking you to answer these questions accurately, not only for the well-being of our staff, but to ensure you receive the proper response to address your situation. Should you or a member of your household be under quarantine for ANY reason relating to COVID-19, it is imperative that you provide that information to all first responders so they can take standard precautions to protect themselves from exposure and thereby ensuring there is no chance of a secondary exposure. If you are quarantined (voluntary or mandatory) in your home due to COVID-19 exposure, it would be helpful to our first responders if you placed a sign or note on the front door to alert them so they can take standard precautions before entering your home or business. Remember, if our first responders are exposed they will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days and will not be available to help you or other members of the community in need.
In an effort to reduce exposure to members of the public, we will be canceling public training which would place a large number of people in a confined area. I ask that everyone understand that this is in the interest of public health and as we continue to monitor the situation we will re-evaluate the situation and public training for our community.

Additionally, we have been disinfecting contact surfaces on a daily basis at our facility and providing our staff with the proper instruction on how to protect themselves from exposure. I would like to ask that our community consider disinfecting contact surfaces in their homes and businesses and be vigilant in washing your hands. Currently Putnam County does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 and if we all work together we can keep it that way, thank you.

For further information on COVID-19 please follow the link to the Putnam County Health Department at

Putnam County to Participate Statewide STOP-DWI for St. Patrick's Day


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr., Town of Carmel Police Department Chief Michael Cazzari 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 crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on March 13th and will end on March 18th. St. Patrick’s Day weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road. 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 impaired related injuries and deaths.

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

Leandra's Law in Action


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. Reports Man Charged With Violating Leandra’s Law

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at approximately 8:58 p.m., while assigned to the ESU (Emergency Service Unit) Zone 2 Float Patrol, Deputy Brian Neary observed a 2017 Grey Toyota sedan driving westbound on Church Road, located in the Town of Putnam Valley, approaching the intersection of Oscawana Lake Road. The aforementioned vehicle was observed failing to maintain their lane, by crossing over the white fog line on Church Road and then crossing over the double yellow center line on Oscawana Lake Road. Deputy Neary executed a traffic stop and stopped the vehicle in the area of the Putnam Valley Town Hall, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579.

Guest Reader SRO Deputy Johnson

Repost courtesy of twitter account GFMSreading:

“Our special guest reader was our SRO Deputy Johnson reading “The Last Badge” What a great book! Students created their own badges too! Thank you Deputy Johnson!” #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #thelastbadge


International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #womeninblue #LEO #thethinblueline

Woman's Day

A Message From Sheriff Langley


Currently the State of New York has declared a State of Emergency due to COVID-19 also known as the Corona virus. The best defense to combat the spread of this virus is to wash your hands often thoroughly with soap and water. The recommended time to wash one’s hands should be at least 20 seconds with hot water which is about as long as it takes to say the alphabet. Lysol is recommended by the Putnam County Commissioner of Health to sanitize surfaces that may contain transfer from an infected person(s). Keep calm and wash your hands! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #coronavirus #covid19 #putnamhealthyputnamstrong #washyourhands

Standoff at House in Southeast

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports a standoff between an allegedly armed and suicidal man and police at the man’s Southeast home last night.

The incident began at about 7:29 PM on March 5, 2020, after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a suicidal male possibly armed with a gun. The man reportedly, in the presence of a family member, pointed a shotgun at himself and expressed thoughts of suicide. The family member then reported the incident to law enforcement.


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