Langley Names Command Team

New Putnam sheriff begins Dec. 29

Putnam County Sheriff-elect Robert L. Langley Jr., who will be sworn in Dec. 29, named the five captains who will make up his command team.

Clockwise from top left: Cheverko, Jennings, Babcock, Ortolano, Swarm (Photos provided)

Jon Jennings, Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Jennings, who has been with the FBI for 22 years, has investigated homicide, drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering and weapons trafficking. He was the lead case agent on a multi-year investigation of the Genovese crime family, resulting in prosecution of more than 100 defendants.

Kevin Cheverko, Putnam County Jail
Cheverko has been commissioner of correction since 2010 for the Westchester County Department of Correction, where he oversees the Westchester County Jail. Among other goals, Cheverko will work to have the Putnam County Jail nationally accredited.

Lisa Ortolano, Civil Division
Ortolano, who has been with the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office since 2009, is a former supervisor for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Criminal Court Bureau, where she oversaw the work of 60 attorneys in the prosecution of violent felony offenses and drug crimes.

Edward Swarm Jr., Road Patrol
Swarm served for 24 years with the New York City Police Department, where he led a unit that rotated into high-crime areas. After being promoted to lieutenant of detectives, Swarm managed a team of 20 detectives. Swarm also served as a patrol supervisor.

James Babcock, Communications
From 1993 until 2016, Babcock served in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, where he was a field training officer and a member of the Marine Patrol and Emergency Response teams. In 2011 Babcock became a criminal investigator.

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