In addition to paid positions, various opportunities exist for community volunteers to support our public safety efforts.
Department & City Demographics
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 2021 Report of Civilian Complaints to the California Department of Justice:
2021 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 2021, we responded to 35,006 calls for service. These calls were either received in our public safety dispatch center or officer-initiated calls. Only 19 incidents 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.