Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Becomes First DA’s Office in Nation to Implement Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software

February 28, 2020

Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Becomes First DA’s Office in Nation to Implement Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software

Sacramento, CA. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office became the first 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 Sacramento County DA’s Office expects to process approximately 150 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time- and resource-saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project will be led by Senior Admin Analyst Melissa Chavez and Assistant Chief Investigator Mike Sullivan.

In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the Sacramento 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. have also implemented eSOPH.

Other California agencies using eSOPH include the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Santa Ana Police Department, California Highway Patrol, the Huntington Beach Police Department, and many more.


The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes cases from nearly 40 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. It’s comprised of several bureaus, including the Bureau of Investigation which provides investigative support for the prosecution and litigation of criminal and/or civil cases.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office is proud to train and assist other law enforcement agencies across the country in the use of DNA and Investigative Genetic Genealogy to solve violent crime.

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert was elected in 2014, and since taking office in 2015 has been committed to working in the community and the courtroom to provide the highest level of public safety through prevention, prosecution and innovation. With nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience, she spent much of her career prosecuting some of the area’s most notorious and dangerous criminals.


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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