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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Psssss, excuse me. I cannot reach the door handle, but I am here to apply for that K9 pawsition
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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

Putnam Valley Graduation


Repost courtesy of Twitter user @DrSandraSepe, Putnam Valley.

Thank you Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for the support at graduation!

Our pleasure! Congratulations to all the graduates!

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Happy Father's Day

Father's Day

Wishing all our Department Dads a very Happy Father’s Day! We are grateful for all you do! #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #fathersday2021 #thenaherocomesalong

Congratulations to the Latest Class of Cadets

Congratulations to the latest class of @pcsocadets who graduated this week! Undersheriff Cheverko led the celebration with opening remarks and Pastor Andrew Columbia gave his blessings for their continued safety and perseverance. We are so proud of our Cadets! You are The Best!

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #cadets #futureLEOs #goalsachieved #pcsocadets


Remembering Judge James Reitz

Judge James Reitz

Sadly, today marks the second anniversary of Judge Reitz’s passing. May his memory continue to be a blessing. #putnamsheriffNY

Our Thanks to The Hangout Cafe

Hangout Cafe
Hangout Cafe

The Hangout Cafe provided an array of delicious Spanish dishes for our Department members to enjoy. Thank you for thinking of us. We wish you the best of luck with your new business!#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #hangoutcafe #carmelNY #community #spanishcuisine

Our Newest Correctional Officer Graduates

New COs

Congratulations to our newest Correctional Officer graduates from the Corrections Academy. David Delduco (far right) is following in his father’s (Anthony) footsteps.

Pictured is CO Daniel Gomes, Sgt. M. Villani, Anthony Delduco, David Delduco. All our best wishes for long happy careers!

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Memorial Day 2021 - We Remember

Memorial Day 2021

Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. We thank you and honor you. Today and every day.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #memorialday2021 #neverforgotten

Memorial Day 2021


Since World War I, the red poppy has been a symbol of remembrance and a way of honoring those who served and lost their lives in war. Veterans groups such as the American Legion distribute millions of red crepe paper poppies and encourage people to wear them on National Poppy Day, which is the Friday before Memorial Day each year.

But how did the red poppy become such an iconic flower?

The fierce artillery battles and trench warfare on the Western Front of WWI, in the Flanders region of Belgium, decimated the landscape. In 1915, the second year of the war, soldiers began taking note of the red flowers that sprang up in the killing fields all around them. They must have seemed like a miracle.

Common poppies, Papaver rhoeas, need light to germinate, and can lay dormant for 80 years or more until the soil is disturbed. Lime from destroyed buildings and nitrogen from bombs fertilized them, and they began to bloom in abundance.

In the spring of 1915, Lt. Col. John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving as a medical officer for the 1st Canadian Field Artillery, sat overlooking a mass grave site. He took out pen and paper and wrote what would become one of the most enduring poems of World War I, “In Flanders Fields.”

“In Flanders fields, the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard above the guns below …”

McCrae’s poem was first published in Punch Magazine and widely reprinted.

A YMCA war volunteer, Moina Michael, had seen the poem before. But in November of 1918, two days before the Armistice was declared, she ran across it again. It was a pivotal moment in the history of the red poppy. In her autobiography, The Miracle Flower, she described the moment as a “full spiritual experience,” in which she “vowed always to wear a red poppy … as a sign of remembrance.”

Moina Michael’s idea quickly gained support from the YMCA, the American Legion and its Auxiliary, and the Veterans Of Foreign Wars. The Legion adopted the poppy as its flower in 1920, and in 1924 created a national program to distribute red poppies annually. In 2017, Congress formally declared the Friday before Memorial Day as “National Poppy Day.”

American Legion poppies are named in honor of this century-long movement to keep alive the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Read more about the history of the red poppy on our blog.

We hope you will take time this Memorial Day weekend to reflect on the meaning of the red poppy and the sacrifices of military veterans and their families.

We thank them for their sacrifice and for their service. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #memorialday2021 #veterans

Congratulations to Our Newest Police Academy Graduates

New Deputies

Congratulations to our newest graduates from the police academy, Michael Gray and Ashley Piqueras. We are so proud of you and all the hard work you did to become a member of #putnamsheriffNY.

#policeacademygraduation #putnamcountyNY #LEO #deputysheriff #graduation #careersstarthere

Putnam County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend

–High Visibility Engagement Campaign” STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs May 28, 2021 – June 1, 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 law enforcement agencies in Putnam County and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on May 28, 2021, and will end on June 1, 2021. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer. New York State Police, County Sheriffs, municipal law enforcement agencies, and local STOP-DWI Programs will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets the 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend, and St. Patrick’s Day.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement 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.

#putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY #memorialdayweekend2021 #dontdrinkanddrive #designateddriver #stopdwi


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