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

October 7, 2019

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

Sparks, NV.   The Sparks Police Department recently implemented Miller Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software. It joins the long list of more than 60 public safety agencies around the country that have adopted this innovative software, including the Nevada Department of Public Safety and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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 Sparks Police Department expects to process at least 40 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time and resource saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by Sparks Police Department Sergeant Jason Woodard. 

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



Comprising 159 full-time employees, the Sparks Police Department is committed to its mission of “being a leader in building a strong, safe community through innovative services, sound management and a commitment to our employees.” Located in Washoe County, Nevada, Sparks was founded in 1905 and is located east of Reno.

Strongly focused on crime prevention, the Sparks Police Department believes in aggressively identifying those in their community who are engaged in criminal activity. Through tactical analysis, intelligence-based policies, and community engagement, they do everything they can to help Sparks achieve its vision of being “the City of choice for residents, businesses and visitors” by preventing future crime and reducing the effects of criminal activity in their 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. MMI’s 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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