Hermiston, Oregon – May 23, 2022: The Hermiston Police Department recently joined fellow Oregon public safety agencies in transitioning to the innovative eSOPH background investigation system by Miller Mendel, Inc. and in doing so, joined the largest public safety background network in the nation.
The department expects to process approximately 10 applicants per year using eSOPH. In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality and one-click access to the National Decertification Index, the department will utilize eSOPH’s optional Smart Fax, integrated Social Media Screening and On-Demand Credit Reporting features.
eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county, and state police agencies across the nation to conduct over 100,000 pre-employment public safety background investigations. Agencies using eSOPH report saving up to 50 percent of their time per background investigation. By implementing eSOPH, the Hermiston Police Department is now connected to all other agencies on the network in Oregon and throughout the nation.
ABOUT THE CITY OF HERMISTON AND THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT
Home to a population just shy of 18,000, the city of Hermiston sits seven miles south of the Columbia River, Lake Wallula, and the McNary Dam in Umatilla County, Oregon. The city aspires to support an excellent community and strives to provide courageous leadership to create an inclusive community while providing an affordable, livable, and growing economy. In partnership with this diverse community, the Hermiston Police Department creates and maintains a safe environment with the reduction of crime through problem-oriented and community-based policing strategies.
ABOUT MILLER MENDEL
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 governments 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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