R.J. Springfield is the Atlanta Chief of Detectives. He is described as being "a burly man in shirtsleeves". He is leading the investigation into the "Tooth Fairy" killing of the Leeds family. He holds a briefing with his detectives which Jack Crawford and Will Graham attend and speak at. He also meets them afterwards in his office. He asks Will about the capture of Hannibal Lecter, and notices the Will is uncomfortable, "Springfield was bluff, not stupid" so he changes the subject. He is impressed by the co-operation the FBI are offering and particularly impressed with Will Graham.
The next day when he is reading through reports of the investigators and when he spots Hoyt Lewis' report he immediately makes contact with Will Graham and asks him to meet up to further investigate this report.
* MORE TO COME *
"HANNIBAL" (Four years before)
It is unknown if R.J. Springfield will appear before Season 4.