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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office implements eSOPH to replace paper based pre-employment background investigation process.

August 19, 2014 – Coeur d’Alene, ID.   On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, reprsentives for tthe Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office completed a 12-month license agreement to use eSOPH, Miller Mendel’s background investigation software system. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting to fill thirty eight vacancies within the sheriff’s office.

On behalf of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, the eSOPH transition project was led by Captain Lee Richardson, and Ms. Valerie Soumas from the sheriff’s office information technology department. As of Augist 19, 2014, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is the first agency in the state of Idaho to transition its pre-employment background investigation process to eSOPH.


Kootenai County is located in Northern Idaho near the eastern Washington boarder, and is the third most populous county in the state. The county was established in 1864 and named after the Kootenai tribe. Approximately 145,000 citizens live within the county’s 1310 square miles. The county seat is Coeur d’Alene. The sheriff’s office is organized into two bureaus: Operations and Jail Bureaus. The Operations Bureau includes the patrol, detectives and operations support divisions. The Jail Bureau includes the custody and services divisions. The sheriff’s office is currently authorized 189 sworn positions, 152 non-sworn/civilian positions, and also includes 178 volunteers.


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