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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Father’s Day
Wishing all the Dads out there a safe, happy and joyful Father’s Day! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny
K9 Kato
Repost courtesy of @k9_charlie…
Big THANK YOU to our training buddy @pcso_k9kato who assisted us with a search warrant and Narcotics search resulting in dangerous Heroin taken off the street! Great team, give @pcso_k9kato a follow!
Many thanks to @k9_charlie for the shout out for this #K9Friday! Great teamwork!
#putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #k9 #policedog #workingdog #germanshepherd
Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. proudly reports that three Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies were among 83 new police officers that graduated from the 147 Session of the Basic Police Recruit Class held at the Westchester County Police Academy on Friday, May 31, 2019. Twenty three agencies were represented in this class, completing 20 weeks of training. The deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department were, Connor Carroll, Robert Loprieno and Elizabeth Sangalli. Following 6 to 8 weeks of field training, these deputies will begin patrolling the streets of Putnam County. We are proud of their achievements and wish them well as they begin their careers in one of the greatest professions on earth. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., Deputies Robert Loprieno, Elizabeth Sangallia, Connor Carroll and Undersheriff Michael F. Corrigan
Buckle Up
Over the past few weeks, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division participated in the Buckle Up New York (B.U.N.Y.) seatbelt enforcement campaign throughout the County. This initiative is also known as Click It or Ticket. Although the name has changed, the concept has not. Seatbelts save lives. In today’s #throwbackthursday photo, we feature Deputy Gary G. Watkins (seated in the car) and Captain Lawrence Connolly in a photo promoting the use of seatbelts, ca. 1985. It is the same now as it was then. This is your reminder! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #putnamhistory #BUNY #clickitorticket #staysafeputnamcounty
Memorial Day
In gratitude to our fallen soldiers here in Putnam County and all over the USA. We are indebted to you all now, then and forever. #putnamcountyny #putnamvalleyny #putnamsheriffny #memorialdayweekend2019 #thankyouforyourservice

Judge James Reitz

Judge Reitz

A statement from Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. on behalf of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office:

“Today we mourn the passing of The Honorable James F. Reitz who was so much more than a judge, he was family to all of us at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Judge Reitz was a man who changed people’s lives through his passion for the drug court in which he always had the support and active participation of members from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. We could go on endlessly on Judge Reitz’s accomplishments and passion for serving his community not only as Judge but as a friend to many. This is a tremendous loss for our community and he will be greatly missed by many.”

“On a personal note I am proud to say Judge Reitz was more than a Judge to me, he was a friend who I respected and admired. Rest in peace Jim. Your passing will be felt by many. May his memory be a blessing.”

Putnam County Sheriff's Office Drones Assist in the Rescue of 2 Stranded Hikers


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr., reports that on June 9, 2019, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance during a rescue operation within the Hudson Highlands State Park. Two hikers had called for help after becoming stranded on a steep precipice, approximately one half mile south of Breakneck Ridge in the Town of Philipstown.

The Cold Spring Fire Department and the New York State Park Police located the two hikers shortly after 5:00 p.m. but the extreme terrain prevented them from affecting a rescue. A command post and staging area were established near the Cornish Estate Trailhead, forcing the closure of Route 9D. The Orange County Technical Rescue Team was summoned to the scene due to their expertise in dangerous “high-angle” rescue operations. The Team is comprised of firefighters from the City of Newburgh Fire Department, Port Jervis Fire Department, West Point Fire Department and the Sparrowbush Engine Company.

Upon arrival, the Orange County Technical Rescue Team was initially hindered by their inability to adequately evaluate the terrain. The Team’s Commanding Officer, Orange County Deputy Fire Coordinator of Special Operations Tony Kurtz, requested an aerial view of the stranded hikers in order to facilitate the “planning and retrieval mission”. His goal was to mitigate the risk to his team as they descended from above on ropes.

Recent Narcotics Enforcement Unit Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr., reports recent arrests recorded by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Patterson Man Arrested for Drugged Driving and Other Charges Following a Domestic Dispute

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Patterson man for driving while impaired by a drug, and other charges, following a domestic dispute.

Peekskill Man Arrested for Felony DWI After Automobile Accident

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Peekskill man for Felony DWI after the man was involved in an automobile accident.

Chief Wayne D. Torpy

Every now and then, we receive a visit from a retired member of the Department who enjoys spending some time with the “new” guys (and gals!). This was received this week via email from a family member of one of the Department’s former Cadets telling us about his brother’s life since that program. We are so grateful to people reaching out to us with their stories, photos and recollections and encourage others to do the same. Thank you to Vincent G. Torpy Sr for taking the time to share with us. We are happy to share this as this week’s #throwbackthursday.

“My brother, Wayne D. Torpy, was a PCSO cadet in the early 70s. The first photo was taken in about 1972. Wayne went on to distinguish himself in a long law enforcement career. He graduated from the police academy in Orlando, Florida, in 1978, and began a career as a police officer in a Melbourne, Florida. Over the next 25 years he rose through the ranks: canine officer, motorcycle officer, sergeant, Lt., Captain, Major and, finally, Deputy Chief, retiring in 2003. After his career in Florida, he was hired as Chief in Los Alamos, N.M. The second picture is an internet based photo of him at a press conference after a major fire in L.A. He retired from L.A. in 2013.

Wayne now lives in Satellite Beach, Florida. He remembers fondly his start in law enforcement as a Cadet under the tutelage of great mentors like Charlie Moore, Carmine Restivo, Tony Edwards, Ron Newberry and many other deputies of that era.”

Chief Torpy, you have done us proud! Thank you for your service! #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny @pcsocadets #thethinblueline #lawenforcement #careersstarthere

Chief Torpy
Chief Torpy

Patterson Day 2019

Sheriff Langley, Undersheriff Corrigan, Captains Ortolano and Tompkins would like to thank Pastor Larry A. Maxwell and the members of his congregation that came out on Sunday, June 2nd, to show their appreciation to all those who serve the Town of Patterson. The day started with a Continental Breakfast, followed by service that included music, videos and prayer and concluded with a Hot Dog Roast with all the homemade fixings. It was a wonderful way to show their appreciation and meaningful time spent with some of the people we serve. Thank you all. #putnamcountyny #putnamsheriffny #pattersonny #pattersonbaptistchurch #putnamhistory #community #pattersonday2019

Patterson Day
Patterson Day
Patterson Day

Pizza With a Pizzuto

Come on down Putnam County! The pizza is hot and the a.c. is cold. Pizza with Pizzuto! @pratotrattoria #putnamsheriffny #carmelny #putnamcountyny #pizza


Coffee With a Cop - Weekend and Evening Edition

Many of you have asked the #putnamsheriffny to have Coffee with a Cop events also in the evenings or at weekends. Well we listened. This week we are having both an evening event - Pizza with Pizzuto at Prato’s Trattoria (say that ten times fast!) - and a #coffeewithacop at Froggy’s Deli’s newest location in Southeast. Deputy Pizzuto will be hosting both. Please see attached fliers and tell your friends! Both events are family friendly so bring the kids. We hope to see you all there. It’s a good thing! #putnamcountyny @froggys_deli_ny @pratotrattoria #carmelny #southeastny


Sheriff’s Department’s Newest Deputies

Congratulations to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department’s newest Deputies! They graduated today from the Westchester County Police Academy 147th Session Basic Police Recruit Class. Sheriff Langley wishes Deputies Loprieno, Sangalli and Carroll long, successful and safe careers and is proud of their efforts. Their hard work and excellent training will now be put to use to help serve and protect the community. Best wishes! Shown with (l to r) Deputy Varley their Class Advisor and Defensive Tactics instructor, Sheriff Langley, Undersheriff Corrigan, Captain Jennings, Lieutenant McManus and Captain Tompkins who were all honored to share in the Deputies ceremony. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #policeacademygraduation #thethinblueline #ohtheplacesyoullgo


Coffee With a Cop - Garrison

Well hello Tolve! Yesterday’s #coffeewithacop at was swell! Deputy Tolve fielded questions from local residents about traffic law violations, identity theft, larcenies from vehicles, but it would seem his favorite questions were from two local students who were fascinated about his motorcycle! Who can blame them? He gave them a tour and even ran the lights. There was something for everyone today. Please join us for our next events details of which will follow soon. #putnamsheriffny #putnamcountyny #garrisonny #motorcyclecop #harleydavidson #hudsonriver



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