Salem Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

May 17, 2022

Salem Police Department Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software to Gain Hiring Efficiencies

Salem, Oregon – May 17, 2022: The Salem Police Department has made official their decision to move to the eSOPH background investigation system by Miller Mendel, Inc.

The department expects to process approximately 70 applicants per year using eSOPH. In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality, the department will utilize eSOPH’s optional Smart Fax, integrated On-Demand Credit Reporting and Social Media Screening features.

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county, and state police agencies across the nation to conduct over 100,000 pre-employment public safety background investigations. Agencies using eSOPH report saving up to 50 percent of their time per background investigation. By transitioning to eSOPH, the Salem Police Department will now be networked on applicant background investigations with other Oregon state agencies and agencies using the eSOPH system nationwide.


Salem is the capital of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. With a population over 174,000, it is the second-largest city in the state. The Salem Police Department is staffed by over 180 sworn officers and over 100 civilian employees, whose mission is to respond to the law enforcement and public safety needs of the community. The department subscribes to the community-oriented policing model to bring police and citizens together to better fight crime in the community.


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 governments 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:
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