Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Becomes Third Agency in County to Transition to eSOPH

June 2, 2020

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Becomes Third Agency in County to Transition to eSOPH

Sacramento, CA.  The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office joined more than 60 public safety agencies (and 1,600+ agency users) around the country who have transitioned their pre-employment background investigations process to eSOPH. In Sacramento County, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the California Highway Patrol are also using eSOPH.

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. Public safety agencies using the system estimate a time savings ranging from 30 percent to 60 percent per investigation, and a significant reduction in the use of costly resources such as paper, ink, postage and filing space.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office expects to process at least 400 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using eSOPH.

In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the Sacramento County Sheriff’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.


Sacramento County was established in 1850 and has a current population exceeding 1.5 million. It spans 944 square miles and includes 7 cities. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is a professional law enforcement agency overseen by elected Sheriff Scott Jones. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for both enforcement/patrol functions and the county jails. Over 2,200 dedicated professionals make up the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, including 1,590+ sworn deputies and 640+ professional/non-sworn staff.


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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