May 21, 2019 – Reno, NV. On Monday, May 20, 2019, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office began implementation of eSOPH, Miller Mendel’s pre-employment background investigation software system. eSOPH is specifically designed for the law-enforcement pre-employment background investigation process. Public safety agencies using the system estimate a time reduction of 30% to 60% per investigation, and a significant reduction in the use of costly resources such as paper, ink, postage and filing space. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office intends to process at least 300 pre-employment background investigations over a twelve month period using eSOPH.
On behalf of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the eSOPH transition project was led by personnel from the background investigations unit, with support from Sheriff Balaam, Undersheriff Yarbrough, Chief Deputy O'Connor and Captain Pedersen.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the first county law enforcement agency within Nevada state to implement eSOPH. WCSO joins the Nevada Department of Public Safety in their use of the eSOPH system.
ABOUT WASHOE COUNTY AND THE WASHOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Washoe County was established in 1861 and is the second largest county in population (460,000+) within Nevada state, and the seventh largest in area (6,342 square miles). The county seat is the City of Reno. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with providing professional law enforcement services to unincorporated Washoe County, as well as operating the only adult detention facility for pretrial detainees and those sentenced for misdemeanor crimes within the county. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office includes 412 commissioned deputies, 283 non-commissioned employees, 56 intermittent hourly employees, 11 reserve deputies and a volunteer force of over 400 citizens. Personnel are organized into three divisions: Administration, Detention and Operations.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s Core Values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Equality ("PRIDE").
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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