Huntington Beach Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

July 31, 2019

Huntington Beach Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

Huntington Beach, CA – The Huntington Beach Police Department recently joined the long list of 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. 

The Huntington Beach Police Department expects to process approximately 50 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time and resource saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by Joel Petersen with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

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


Known as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach, California, is located 35 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles in Orange County. It has been consistently recognized as one of the best vacation spots in the United States for its pristine beaches and ideal weather.

With 212 funded sworn position and more than 120 civilian positions, the Huntington Beach Police Department is committed to protecting and serving all members of its community. They are responsible for providing law enforcement services to more 200,000 residents and 11 million annual visitors to Huntington Beach. Using ATVs, motorcycles, cars, and helicopters, the city’s officers patrol all 32 square miles of the city and 8.5 miles of beach to ensure the safety and well-being of those in the area.


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. MMI’s 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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