Mesa Police Department Joins Scottsdale Police Department in Implementation of eSOPH

August 19, 2019

Mesa Police Department Joins Scottsdale Police Department in Implementation of eSOPH

Mesa, AZ – The Mesa Police Department recently joined the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office, and more than 60 other public safety agencies around the country in the implementation of 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 Mesa Police Department expects to process at least 800 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time- and resource-saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by Mesa Police Department Commander William Peters.

In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the Mesa Police Department 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, California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Agencies in Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. have also implemented eSOPH.



As the 36th largest city in the United States, Mesa, Arizona takes great pride in being one of the safest large cities in the country. Located just 15 miles east of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Mesa offers a suburban setting for professionals and families looking to still have easy access to capital city amenities and attractions.

The Mesa Police Department is home to four patrol divisions: Fiesta, Central, Superstition and Red Mountain. The department’s 45-acre state-of-the-art public training facilities features a 364-seat auditorium, a 14-acre asphalt driving track, and a 16-acre firearm range that includes an on-site armory.


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

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