Hillsboro Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software from Miller Mendel

July 30, 2018

Hillsboro Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software from Miller Mendel

Hillsboro, OR – The Hillsboro Police Department recently joined the long list of public safety agencies around the country, including several agencies in Oregon, 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. 

The Hillsboro Police Department expects to process around 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 Sergeant Wendy Hess.

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

Other agencies in Oregon are already using eSOPH include the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Milwaukie Police Department, the Scappoose Police Department, and the Vernonia Police Department.



Located 20 minutes from downtown Portland, Hillsboro, Oregon is in the heart of what’s known as the Silicon Forest. Surrounded by many high-tech companies, including Intel, Hillsboro is an innovative city that’s home to more than 90,000 people. It’s also the county seat for Washington County.

The Hillsboro Police Department offers positions in a variety of law enforcement capacities, including Youth Services, Investigations, Traffic Safety, Tactical/Hostage Negotiation, K9 Units, Crisis Intervention, Narcotics, Gangs and Transit. The department is driven by its mission to work with the community to prevent and suppress crime, earn and hold public trust, build valued partnerships, and honor justice through fairness.


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.

Miller Mendel Contact:
Tyler Miller
tjm@ MillerMendel.com

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