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San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Joins Several California Law Enforcement Agencies in Implementation of Innovative eSOPH Background Investigation Software

February 11, 2020 – French Camp, CA.  The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office joined the ranks of the more than 60 public safety agencies (and 1,300+ agency users) around the country that have implemented Miller Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software.

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county and state police agencies to conduct over 70,000 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 San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office expects to process at least 900 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time- and resource-saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Anthony Reynoso.

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

Other California agencies that are using eSOPH include the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Ana Police Department, and the Huntington Beach Police Department, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and many others.


The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has been guided by its mission of being “dedicated to delivering quality service through the creation of partnerships with the people we serve” since its establishment in 1850. With a foundation built on community partnerships, agency employees are driven to improve the quality of life for all members of their local communities. 

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office comprises six divisions: Custody, Investigation, Patrol, Professional Standards, Unified Court Services Division, and Lathrop Police Services. The agency is currently led by Sheriff Patrick Withrow.



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 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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