The Morgan Hill Police Department is proud to partner with Morgan Hill Rotary to provide our community with a Safe Exchange Zone. The Safe Exchange Zone is a specific space in our public parking lot for community members to conduct private party transactions and safe custody exchanges at the Morgan Hill Police Department. MHPD is one of several law enforcement agencies now offering a Safe Exchange Zone as a safer alternative to other meeting locations, such as a private residence or retail center parking lot. Our parking lot has been used for years and we are now publicly inviting and encouraging online sellers and buyers to utilize our new Safe Exchange Zone.
The Safe Exchange Zone is located within three well-lit parking spaces in front of the Morgan Hill Police Department and is recorded by video 24-hours a day. While video will record the area, the optimal transaction time of Monday - Friday, between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Department business hours), is highly recommended. Safe Exchange availability is on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations will be taken.
Morgan Hill Police officers will not be present during transactions and video will not always be monitored in real time. Department employees will not get involved or actively monitor transactions and employees of the City of Morgan Hill will not be able to act as official witness, provide legal advice or settle civil disputes. All exchanges must be person-to-person. In the case of custody transfer, the Exchange Zone is not a drop-off where parents can leave children for a later pick-up time.
The exchange of drugs, weapons, alcohol, and other illegal items is not permitted.