The so-called High Impact Players Strike Force is made up of representatives from the district attorney’s office, Springfield and state police as well and federal law enforcement.
Hot weather and crime sometimes seem to go together. But Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri told members of the City Council yesterday that the crime stats were looking far better this year than last. Still, the city’s new top cop says there’s no easy explanation for the decrease.
Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Wednesday that John Barbieri will take over upon the retirement of current Commissioner William Fitchet in May.
Springfield City Council Adopts Stricter Rules On Pawn Shops, Junk Dealers