The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software by Miller Mendel, Inc.

May 5, 2022

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Implements Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software by Miller Mendel, Inc.

Wausau, Wisconsin – May 5, 2022: The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office recently joined the long list of more than 100 public safety agencies around the country that have implemented Miller Mendel’s pre-employment background investigation software, eSOPH.

The Sheriff’s Office expects to process 30 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 eSOPH’s optional on-demand credit reporting feature, which allows users to retrieve an Employment Insights consumer credit report on the applicant from our partner Experian.

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. Those using the system also report a significant reduction in costly administrative resources such as paper, ink, postage, and filing space. By transitioning to eSOPH, the City of Bend Police Department joins the largest public safety background network in the nation.


Located in north central Wisconsin, Marathon County is a beautiful area with an abundance of natural beauty blended with a vibrant urban center. Marathon County, geographically, is the largest county in the State of Wisconsin with an area of 1,584 square miles.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office consists of more than 200 employees working in five different Divisions: Administration; Communications; Corrections; Investigations; and Patrol. A combination of urban and rural environments within Marathon County provides unique challenges for the Sheriff’s Office.


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:
Tyler Miller

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