Date Added: May 2009
Many states, provinces, counties, and municipalities are facing a budget crisis. As the economy contracts and tax bases are diminished, state and local governments will continue to experience severe budget shortfalls. That's why it is more critical than ever that law enforcement organizations help their jurisdictions maximize the revenue they receive from other sources. For instance, fines collected from parking and traffic violations alone can represent up to three percent or more of a city's revenue. Unfortunately, today, many jurisdictions actually lose a significant portion of the revenue they could be collecting from parking and traffic citations.