Smokey Barn News
Friday September 12, 2014
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.
Are there Gangs In Robertson County?http://youtu.be/0fm-pl5vY-w
Robertson County is no doubt beautiful, it’s also growing and with that the county is experiencing some growing pains. One aspect that can often go hand in hand with growth is crime activity and in this case specifically, gangs. According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson, gangs are here and he has assigned resources to deal with the issue. After several years of looking the problem in the eye one of his officers has been recognized for his efforts in that area.
At the annual Tennessee Gang Investigators’ Conference, Springfield Police Officer Charles Consiglio was selected and recognized as the Tennessee Gang Officer of the Year for his work identifying local gangs.
Consiglio has been a Springfield Police Officer since December 2008, and for the past 3 years, he has been assigned to narcotics and gang investigations in Springfield. When the police department identified local gang connections to local criminal cases, Consiglio stepped in to investigate the gang-related crime while developing a gang database. He has worked with the TBI, Nashville Metro Police, and numerous local agencies to compile, organize, and verify gang information for law enforcement use.
Consiglio used the database that he developed to help beta-test the TBI statewide database while it was under development. Officer Consiglio has become the local contact for all inquiries that are gang-related. The Springfield Police Department congratulates Officer Consiglio for his selection as Gang Officer of the Year, and for his invaluable contribution to the City of Springfield and other agencies throughout the state who benefit from his work.