Bend, Oregon – March 16, 2022: The City of Bend Police Department recently made the decision to transition to the innovative eSOPH background investigation system by Miller Mendel, Inc.
The City of Bend Police Department expects to process 10 applicants per year using eSOPH. In addition to taking advantage of eSOPH’s industry-leading standard functionality and one-click access to the National Decertification Index, the department will utilize several of the eSOPH’s optional features, including the social media screening service and on-demand credit reporting.
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 City of Bend Police Department joins the largest public safety background network in the nation.
ABOUT THE CITY OF BEND AND THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT
Located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River, the city of Bend is the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon and Central Oregon’s largest city. The area is a gateway for many outdoor sports, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and more.
The City of Bend Police Department’s officers and staff collaborate with local, state, and federal partners to promote and enhance public safety in the community. The department has a sworn and non-sworn staff with non-sworn staff serve in Evidence, Information Technology, Records, and Support Services, as well as a Crimes Analyst. The Officers serve in a number of specialty assignments including the Community Response Team, Community Service, Information Led Policing, Investigations, K9, Patrol, School Resource, Traffic and Training.
ABOUT MILLER MENDEL
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.
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