Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. announces the launching of a new marine patrol vessel, which will be utilized to patrol Lake Mahopac. The new vessel, a 2012 (twenty-one foot) Boston Whaler, replaces a 1998 (eighteen foot) Boston Whaler. In addition to a standard marine patrol vessel package, the new vessel comes equipped with Radar and a Forward Looking Infrared Camera. The newly equipped vessel will increase the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department’s capabilities for searching in the dark and handling emergencies on Lake Mahopac. The vessel was provided to the Sheriff’s Department by the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, at no cost to Putnam County. The Sheriff’s Department also participates in a New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reimbursement program, which provides funding for all of the Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Patrol operations.