Olympia, Washington – May 24, 2022: The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office recently made the decision to transition to the innovative eSOPH background investigation system by Miller Mendel, Inc. and in doing so, joined the largest public safety background network in the nation.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office expects to process 120 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 Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will utilize several of eSOPH’s optional features, including the social media screening service, which allows investigators to easily request social media and online activity screening reports for applicants.
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 implementing eSOPH, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is now connected to all other agencies on the network in Washington and throughout the nation.
ABOUT THURSTON COUNTY AND THEIR SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Located 60 miles south of Seattle, Washington and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon, Thurston County is 727 square miles in area. Thurston County is home to more than 220,000 residents with nearly 140,000 residents living in the more urban north county areas in and around the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. Thurston County is the eighth most populated county among Washington State’s 39 counties and is among the fastest growing counties in the Pacific Northwest.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is organized around four bureaus: Corrections, Field Operations, Support Services and Financial Services. The Thurston County Corrections Facility provides services to approximately 425 inmates, as well as the many attorneys, friends, and family members who visit them. The Field Operations Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour a day uniformed deputy response to both emergency and non-emergency situations. The Support Services Bureau is charged with fulfilling statutorily required functions of the Sheriff’s Office such as front desk operations, warrants, civil functions, CPL/Gun Transfer applications, Records Section, Public Disclosure Requests and all IT related issues.
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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