The Morgan Hill Police Department is separated into three divisions:
In addition to paid positions, various opportunities exist for community volunteers to support our public safety efforts.
The Morgan Hill Police Department values diversity and we believe our department should reflect the diversity of the community we serve. Our hiring process also focuses on hiring for character and positive qualities that will support our mission and core values.
Civilian Complaints Report
The State of California's Department of Justice publishes annual a report of civilian complaints against officers. Morgan Hill's 2022 Report of Civilian Complaints to the California Department of Justice:
2022 Use of Force
We feel it is our duty to protect all human life and we firmly believe in dignity without prejudice to anyone. We strive to exhaust all options before having to resort to the use of force. We are major proponents of crisis intervention techniques, as noted in this section.
In 2022, we responded to 35,236 calls for service compared to 35,006 calls for service in 2021 . These calls were either received in our public safety dispatch center or officer-initiated calls. Only 17 incidents in 2022 compared to 19 incidents in 2021 resulted in use of force by responding officers. No use of force resulted in major injuries or fatalities. The chart below reflects each instance of use of force by type of force.
Reference documentation and information is available in the Archive Center.