Orange County District Attorney’s Office Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software from Miller Mendel

March 5, 2020

Orange County District Attorney’s Office Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software from Miller Mendel

Santa Ana, CA. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office became the second DA’s office in the nation to implement Miller Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software. It joins the ranks of the more than 60 public safety agencies (and 1,300+ agency users) around the country that have implemented the program, including several police departments and sheriff’s offices/departments in California.

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county and state police agencies to conduct over 70,000 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 Orange County District Attorney’s Office expects to process at least 60 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time and resource saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by Mr. Roger Chang of the Orange County DA’s Office Purchasing Department and Commander Kory DeGraffenreid.

In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office 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., and beyond have also implemented eSOPH.

Other California agencies using eSOPH include the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the Fresno Police Department, the Santa Ana Police Department, and the Huntington Beach Police Department.


The mission of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner. Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer was elected to his position in January 2019. A life-long public servant, he previously served as an Orange County Supervisor and a California State Assembly Member. He is a recognized expert on security issues and has a national reputation as a victims’ rights advocate. He chaired the campaign for the nation’s most comprehensive Victim’s Bill of Rights, Proposition 9 (Marsy’s Law), and served as State Co-Chair the nation’s toughest sex offender punishment and control law, Proposition 83.


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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