There's a new Sheriff in charge in Putnam County. The Office is now being led by Robert Langley, Jr. He is the 54th Putnam County Sheriff. Langley was raised in Carmel and graduated from the Mahopac Central School District. He is the founder and president of a private security company serving commercial and residential clients. Langley was with the department from 1984 until his retirement in 2007.
He served as a Criminal Investigator assigned to forensics and identification, as a member of the K-9 unit, and as a training officer in emergency communications. He served in the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years, seven years in the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, and two years in the Continental Village Fire Department in Philipstown.
In 1995, Langley was selected as member of the elite unit that served as security detail to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Yonkers.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith has ended his time leading the agency. He says the members of law enforcement, fire departments and ambulance corps are dedicated professionals and he thanked them for their hard work. Smith has served 19 years as Deputy County Executive and as Sheriff. Smith was born ion Danbury and grew up in Patterson.