Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Joins King County Sheriff’s Office in Implementation of eSOPH Background Investigation Software

December 2, 2019

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Joins King County Sheriff’s Office in Implementation of eSOPH Background Investigation Software

 – Tacoma, WA.   The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department recently joined the ranks of the more than 60 public safety agencies (and 1,300+ agency users) 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 Pierce County Sheriff’s Department expects to process approximately 600 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 Jerry Bates.

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

Other Washington agencies that are using eSOPH include the King County Sheriff’s Office, the Port of Seattle Police Department, the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, the Vancouver Police Department, Tukwila Police Department, the Redmond Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


Named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce, Pierce, Washington, is the second-most populous county in the state and part of the Seattle metropolitan area. It is home to Mount Rainier, which sees about 2 million visitors each year.

The mission of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is to “protect life and property, uphold rights, and work in partnership to build strong, safe communities.” They are guided in their work by their core values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, and Compassion. The Sheriff’s Department is a “full service agency” to provides law enforcement, court security, jail, and civil processing services for nearly 800,000 residents. Between the unincorporated areas and corrections, the department employs more than 600 commissioned officers.


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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