Scottsdale Police Department Becomes First Agency in Arizona to Implement eSOPH to Increase Hiring Efficiencies

June 24, 2019

Scottsdale Police Department Becomes First Agency in Arizona to Implement eSOPH to Increase Hiring Efficiencies

Scottsdale, AZ – The Scottsdale Police Department joined the ranks of the more than 60 public safety agencies 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 Scottsdale Police Department expects to process at least 475 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time- and resource-saving eSOPH program. 

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

Other agencies in Arizona that are using eSOPH include the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mesa Police Department.


The Scottsdale Police Department proudly serves the nation’s 45th largest city with a population of more than 240,000 residents. Known for its high quality of life and low crime rates, Scottsdale regularly appears on lists of the country’s best place to live. 

The agency is guided by its mission statement: “The Scottsdale Police Department, in partnership with the citizens of Scottsdale, recognizes the changing needs of our community and law enforcement’s role in addressing those needs. Furthermore, we pledge EXCELLENCE, INITIATIVE AND INTEGRITY to enhance the quality of life throughout our City knowing those we serve deserve no less.” It is committed to addressing community concerns through four Strategic Directions: Connecting with the Community, Improving Organizational Effectiveness, Strengthening the Workforce, and Enhancing Public Safety.


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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