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State drug enforcement agencies find cost savings with cash counters

Cash counters will be especially useful tools for police forces as the federal government continues to lean toward delegating drug enforcement tasks to state organizations. Processing large quantities of money acquired in drug seizures is full of administrative challenges. Without the right technology, agencies often have to manually count currency. They may also miss out on opportunities to easily record serial numbers on dollar bills. These complications can take a toll in the long run. As state governments struggle to balance their budgets, eliminating overhead costs will have a positive impact on the ability for police forces to do their jobs effectively.

Glenn Martin, the founder of nonprofit organization JustLeadershipUSA, recently wrote in an op-ed piece in The New York Times about the federal government's efforts to make drug enforcement more of a state issue in the near future. Because the U.S. agencies have spent so much money combating the use and sale of illegal drugs, Martin argued that it is time for state and local organizations to take a more focused approach to fighting crime. He also suggested these smaller agencies may be equipped to handle the drug enforcement process more efficiently.

Eliminating waste during police operations is all the more possible with the help of cash counters. State and local agencies have little room for time-consuming procedures such as manually counting seized money. A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the organizations responsible for drug enforcement in Wisconsin are obligated to produce annual reports outlining their activities. Employees at police forces can make more time in their day for these tasks by investing in automated technology that streamlines the money counting process. The many conveniences of these tools will make operations run at full speed and with limited overhead costs. 

January 31, 2014