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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Deputy Adam McKechnie
Wishing all the best to Deputy Adam McKechnie on his last day where he’s doing a double shift! Dedication to the end… Sheriff and Undersheriff presented Deputy McKechnie with some parting swag. Happy retirement and keep being safe out there. Many thanks for all your years at the #PSCO! #putnamcountyny
Children's Expo
Special bonus #k9saturday! Come on down to the Children’s Expo and meet K9 Satch here with his handler Deputy Tompkins. Festivities are on until 3 pm! #putnamcountyny #safechild #k9 #emergencyservices #publicsafetyday
After receiving their FAA part 107 Remote Pilot Certification, #PCSO Deputies Ryan Diskin and Joseph Sedowski are attending an unmanned aerial systems operator course in Oriskany, NY. #drones #aerialphotography #straightenupandflyright #fridayflyday #putnamsafeputnamstrong
The Communication Division has come a long way. In this week’s #tbt photo, we have Deputy William (Bill) Clinton manning the desk in the old Putnam County Sheriff’s Office / Courthouse and Jail, ca 1968. #pcso #putamhistory #throwbackthursday
Safe Kids
Deputy Charlie Johnson instructing a grandmother on the proper use and installation of a child safety seat. If you need help please call us to come by for your own safety check. 845-225-4300. #pcso #putnamcountyny #putnamsafeputnamstrong #safekids

Upcoming Safe Child Events

  • Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day 112 Old Route 6 Carmel/ September 22nd 11am to 3pm
  • Carmel Fire Dept. Open House/94 Gleneida Ave., Carmel/ September 30th 11am to 3pm
  • Mahopac Fire Dept. Open House/741 Route 6 Mahopac/October 20th 11am to 3pm

Sheriff Honors Putnam's Newest Eagle Scout

Sheriff Langley and Matthew ScipioniSheriff Langley and Matthew Scipioni

On March 4th at the Putnam County Italian American Social Club in Brewster, Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. had the privilege of presenting Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout, Matthew Scipioni, with a place in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Honor Corps for his outstanding commitment and accomplishments with the Scouts. It was one of many awards Matthew received today; everyone is very proud of him!

11-Year-Old Boy Tragically Killed When Tree Crashes Into His Home

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the tragic death of an 11-year-old Putnam Valley boy.

On March 2, 2018, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Deputy Charlie Johnson of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to 33 Dunderberg Road, in the Town of Putnam Valley on the report of someone trapped under a downed tree.

When Deputy Johnson arrived, he observed a large tree had fallen and crashed into the home trapping the young boy underneath. Deputy Johnson attempted to rescue the boy but was unable to reach him.

Carmel Man Arrested for Drug Sales

Carlos PriegoCarlos Priego

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Carlos Priego, 22, of Carmel, on felony narcotics sale and possession charges.

In September 2017, a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that Priego was involved in the sale of heroin and prescription medications in the county. The deputy was able to contact Priego and arrange for the purchase of heroin and suboxone on four separate occasions. On February 15, 2018, members of the NEU took Mr. Priego into custody during a traffic stop, where he was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.

Wingdale Pair Charged with Shoplifting

Cynthia M. Gilroy and Matthew B. SehrtCynthia M. Gilroy and Matthew B. Sehrt

On February 24, 2018, at about 4:02 P.M., Deputy Edward Kennedy, from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the Shoprite, located on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel, for a reported shoplifter in custody.

Shoprite loss prevention personnel told the deputy he observed a male, 28-year-old Matthew B. Sehrt, and a female, 27-year-old Cynthia M. Gilroy, both of Wingdale, NY, select merchandise which Mr. Sehrt placed in Ms. Gilroy’s purse. Ms. Gilroy left the store without paying for the items. The loss prevention officer stopped the female and brought her back to the security office without incident.

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Tompkins also responded and located Mr. Sehrt in the parking lot and arrested him.

Sheriff Langley Appoints Harry J. Tompkins III Patrol Captain

Harry J. Tompkins IIIHarry J. Tompkins III

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. announces the appointment of as Captain of Patrol for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Harry has served in law enforcement with the New York City Housing Police Department, the Town of Putnam Valley Police Department, the Village of Larchmont Police Department and the Westchester County Police Department. His 28-year career in law enforcement ranges from highway patrol and the motorcycle unit to detective of general investigations. As a detective, Harry was assigned to work with the NYC DEA and went on to oversee the Northern Westchester Narcotics Heroin Task Force where he worked in conjunction with the FBI, IRS, ATF and other local law enforcement agencies.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office welcomes Captain Harry J. Tompkins III to the team, and we are proud to have him serving our community.

Sheriff Langley Reports Recent Driving While Intoxicated Arrests

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports two men were recently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on Putnam roads.

On February 22, 2018 at about 11:30 p.m. member responded to the Mobil gas station on Bryant Pond Road, Putnam Valley, on a 911 call reporting a person passed out in the driver’s seat of a Honda.

Vermont Man Arrested for Drugs After Traffic Stop

Kevin DancyKevin Dancy

On February 2, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., while on patrol on Route 52 in the Town of Carmel, Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin observed a black pickup truck, with Vermont plates, with a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt.

Deputy Irwin stopped the truck, and a subsequent investigation revealed that the operator, 49-year-old Kevin C. Dancy, of Dover Vermont, was in possession of a quantity of marihuana and the controlled substance Clonazepam.

Mr. Dancy was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor, Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 7th Degree, and the violation of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, he was also issued a traffic summons for no seatbelt.

Mr. Dancy is due to return to the Town of Carmel to answer the charges.

Mahopac Man Arrested for the Possession of Ecstasy

Joseph MarroneJoseph Marrone

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Mahopac man.

On the evening of February 15, 2018, Joseph Marrone, 27, of Mahopac, NY was stopped, while traveling on Route 6, by members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU), for traffic violations. During the traffic stop it was determined that Mr. Marrone was in possession of a quantity of MDMA (ecstasy), an open container of alcohol and was operating out of restrictions on his driver’s license.

Mr. Marrone was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and was issued three traffic summonses.

42-Year-Old Man Arrested on Charges of Promoting Prostitution and Possessing Cocaine

Leonardo MartinezLeonardo Martinez

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of 42-year-old Leonardo Martinez, of Elmhurst, NY on prostitution and drug possession charges.

On February 16, 2018, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Bucks Hollow Road in the Mahopac area of the Town of Carmel. The vehicle was being operated by Martinez.

Subsequent to the traffic stop, it was determined that Martinez was operating the vehicle without a valid drivers’ license. Martinez was accompanied by two females, 23 and 28 years old, who were both residents of Queens.

Sheriff Langley on School Safety

In light of recent events in Parkland, Florida, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has reviewed its school safety procedures, evaluated our preparedness and the Sheriff continues to encourage the public to “See Something Say Something.”

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reminds the public that every school in Putnam County has “Emergency Response Plans” on file at our agency. Our School Resource Officers (SROs) have helped the school administration draft those plans to ensure that they comply with New York State standards.


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