Public Safety has been the City Council's highest priority and as a result, Morgan Hill enjoys a solid reputation as a safe city.
This reputation has been earned by:
Lower than average crime rate.
Residents feel safe.
Few structural fires and resulting property losses.
Meeting the established Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response time
goal of 8 minutes or less, 95 percent of the time.
In 2016, the City Council commissioned a Public Safety Master Plan (PSMP) to assess current Fire and Police Department service levels and provide a foundation for future City Council policy decisions. In alignment with this goal, a majority of General Fund revenues are allocated to Public Safety.
The PSMP will serve as a foundational document for service delivery decisions well into the future. The goal is to maintain Morgan Hill's quality of life by ensuring Public Safety remains the top priority.