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Law enforcement: Why speed will matter even more in 2019

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Make quick work of seized cash documentation with high-speed money counters

After a lengthy drug trafficking investigation, the police got the bad guys. While they're being transported to booking, the police are collecting the evidence — drugs and cash. Lots of cash. They're finding it in bundles of all sorts of mixed denominations.

After the elation of doing your job and getting the bad guys off the streets comes the tedious task of counting, sorting, photocopying and recording each and every bill for evidentiary documentation. It's a time-consuming process that no cop relishes, and now more than ever before, doing that job by hand is a problem that needs to be fixed. The police simply don't have the time to spend hours upon hours processing that evidence.

Law enforcement everywhere in this country is at war with the growing opioid crisis. According to the CDC, in 2015, there were 33,000 opioid-related deaths in the U.S. Last year, that number had more than doubled. In 2017, 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. That's 200-plus each and every day. And predictions for 2019 and beyond are dire. This is going to get worse before it gets better.

It's a vicious sequence: doctors prescribing opioids for pain, potentially making addicts out of people who wouldn't otherwise turn to drugs, drug dealers capitalizing on that addiction offering stronger and more deadly options like carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer.

One solution that gets officers back in action quickly is a high-speed, highly accurate currency counter. Developed for law enforcement, the machine takes that tedious, time-consuming process of bill documentation, which used to take multiple officers hours and hours to complete, and turns it into a quick, efficient task. The fastest machine in the industry, it allows one officer to count and document thousands of bills in minutes.

The machine is portable, allowing officers to take it to the crime scene and process the currency right there, onsite. This feature solves two problems. First, it gets the job done in minutes. Second, it eliminates the human error and temptation involved with transporting thousands of dollars in cash back to the station.

These money counters let officers get back to their investigations in record time.

March 8, 2019