May 13, 2015 – Vancouver, WA. On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, representatives from the City of Vancouver executed a 12-month license agreement for the police department to use eSOPH, Miller Mendel’s background investigation software system. The Vancouver Police Department is currently recruiting to fill multiple police officer vacancies and intends to process at least 100 pre-employment background investigations for various positions within the 12-month period of the eSOPH license.
Before making a purchase a decision, the Vancouver Police Department participated in a trial period to evaluate eSOPH. During the trial period, police department background investigators conducted several background investigations on applicants using eSOPH. Investigators and management personnel were able to see many benefits in using the system, to include “major time savings” in processing reference checks.
On behalf of the Vancouver Police Department, the eSOPH transition project was led Commander Dave King and Sergeant Dave Henderson.
ABOUT THE CITY OF VANCOUVER AND THE VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the state of Washington. Incorporated in 1857, it is the fourth largest city in the state of Washington, with a population of over 161,000. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County and forms part of the Portland (OR)-Vancouver metropolitan area, the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Vancouver Police Department serves the citizens of Vancouver with valor, professionalism and duty. The department is (currently) authorized for 190 commissioned staff and 22.5 civilian staff who work out of two precincts; west and east, and one administration building. The Vancouver Police Department works in partnership with the community to enhance livability and prevent crime.
ABOUT MILLER MENDEL
Miller Mendel, Inc. (“MMI”) creates, sells and supports its software technology solutions for local, state and federal public safety agencies. MMI’s 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. MMI places 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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