Using cash counters to search for counterfeit bills can help police manage their budgets and keep local residents protected from false currency. In a recent example of the proliferation of counterfeit bills, the River Valley Sun Journal reported that police in Rumford, Maine, have been on the lookout for local counterfeiters. Fake $20 bills have been floating around that people unknowingly receive and then use, continuing their local circulation.
"There has been an increase in the number of reports of businesses having counterfeit bills turned in," said police chief Stacy Carter. "Anyone with information is asked to call their local police department."
A money counter can quickly identify counterfeit bills. It's important to have an advanced system in place for assessing money to see if it is fake or not. Additionally, having a money counter takes much of the busy work out of documenting cash. The best products on the market can make digital records of each bill and help officers save hundreds of hours that would otherwise go into counting money.
An additional benefit of having a cash counter is that it helps to keep police budgets in check. The time spent manually counting and examining bills eats up the payroll. On top of that, the amount of money available that local communities have to spend on police is shrinking in some areas. For example, the Sentinel Tribune reported that the Walbridge, Ohio, Council had to spend a lot of time plugging a hole in the budget for the police. In order to save money, the police are switching from three shifts to two shifts and using part-time officers.
While this is one solution to fixing a budget, another solution is to use a system that helps expedite the ordinary course of police procedures, such as the use of an effective cash counter.
January 9, 2015