Fort Collins Police Services Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

November 19, 2019

Fort Collins Police Services Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

Fort Collins, CO.   Fort Collins Police Services recently joined the ranks of the more than 60 public safety agencies around the country that have implemented Miller Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software.

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county and state police agencies to conduct over 60,000 pre-employment public safety background investigations. It is specifically designed for the public safety pre-employment background investigation process, with public safety agencies using the system estimating a time savings ranging from 30 percent to 60 percent per investigation, and a significant reduction in the use of costly administrative resources such as paper, ink, postage and filing space. 

Fort Collins Police Services expects to process approximately 100 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time- and resource-saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by Fort Collins Police Services Sergeant Joel Tower.

In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the Fort Collins Police Service is also utilizing the optional, integrated smart fax service. eSOPH’s fax service automatically reads and then routes documents received via fax from other law enforcement agencies to the correct applicant file, attaches the received documents to the correct reference within the applicant file and notifies the investigator. Background Investigators no longer have to manually scan and upload faxes received in hard copy.

eSOPH has created hiring efficiencies for public safety agencies in the western United States, including Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and California. Agencies in Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. have also implemented eSOPH.


Fort Collins Police Services aspires to make Fort Collins the safest community in the nation. Guided by the values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Engagement, its dedicated men and women serve a community of over 170,000 people by protecting life and property, preventing and detecting crime, preserving peace and order, enforcing laws and ordinances, and promoting the safe, efficient use of streets and highways.

The department comprises five divisions: Patrol, Community & Special Services, Criminal Investigations, Information Services, and Administration.


Miller Mendel, Inc. (“MMI”) creates, sells and supports its software technology solutions for local, state and federal public safety agencies, and is the holder of two patents (U.S. Patent No. 9070098 and U.S. Patent No. 10043188) related to the features of its flagship product, eSOPH. Our primary focus is to turn past practices used by city, county and state government into efficient and cost-effective electronic solutions. MMI is known for creating category leading systems and providing responsive, exceptional support to all our clients. We place great pride in straightforward and transparent operational practices that foster a high level of respect and praise from our government clients.

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