The higher paid depts typically hire experienced officers that do that. I can not say which way saves money, but their is a definite positive to that part.
Our officers have such a burden on them, Walking up on domestics, people that have mental issues, thiefs, etc. It's not a job that I think they are overpaid,
I support our police, like I am sure the other posters do on here. It's probably one of the few things we all agree on
Have a good night!
Just my opinion