Santa Monica Police Department Joins Agencies from Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego Counties in Implementation of Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software

April 24, 2018

Santa Monica Police Department Joins Agencies from Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego Counties in Implementation of Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software

Santa Monica, CA – The Santa Monica Police Department recently joined the long list of public safety agencies around the country that have implemented Miller Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software. Other agencies already using eSOPH in California include the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, and the Oceanside Police Department. 

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county and state police agencies to conduct over 40,000 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 Santa Monica Police Department 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 was led by Background Investigator Brandon Avila.

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



A gorgeous beachfront city known for its pier and Pacific Park, Santa Monica is a highly desirable vacation destination. More than 90,000 people call Santa Monica home and enjoy its sandy beaches and comfortable climate year-round.

The Santa Monica Police Department comprises 233 sworn police officers and 250 civilian staff members who support three divisions: Operations, Strategic Services, and Criminal Investigations. The department boasts an innovative approach to community-oriented policing and strives to meet the needs of the City and community. Officers and staff are driven by their mission of “safeguarding our community by improving quality of life and upholding public trust.” 


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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