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Money counters help police agencies dodge negative effects of budget cuts

Money counters help police agencies dodge negative effects of budget cuts

Police forces can overcome many of the challenges associated with dwindling state law enforcement budgets by using cash counters to process money seized during arrests and ongoing investigations. According to Community Oriented Policing Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the recent economic downturn has stripped many state and county law agencies of the financing necessary to support the safety of local citizens. Some organizations have even had to instigate broad furloughs and job cuts to be able to complete their most important tasks.

The Associated Press recently reported that U.S. employers in both the public and private sectors only added 113,000 jobs in January, which is much less than originally anticipated by economic experts. This news also means police forces may continue struggling to operate at full efficiency in the months and years ahead.

A simple, automated solution for police forces
However, investing in automated technology such as money counters may be a game changer for these organizations. These machines perform many of the most time-consuming administrative aspects of law enforcement work in minutes, and at a fraction of the cost. Not only do police use these tools to speed up the time it takes to put seized cash into the bank for their own use, but they can also have access to more accurate anti-counterfeit resources that scan images of each bill and provide immediate identification of serial numbers.

Instead of letting seized money sit in evidence rooms for years, cash counters allow public agencies to process this cash much faster than usual. As a result, police forces can tap into additional revenue sources that make it easier to dodge the negative effects of shrinking state budgets. They can then continue to protect local residents and meet their long term goals. 

February 18, 2014