For many years, Morgan Hill has enjoyed a solid reputation as a safe city - and still does so today. This reputation is reinforced in our lower than average crime rate, strong feelings of safety from our residents, low structural fire occurrence and property loss, and the ability to meet 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 service levels and provide a foundation for future policy decisions to enhance the City's Police and Fire services. Public safety has been the City Council's highest priority for many years and the majority of the General Fund revenues are allocated to Public Safety to keep our community safe. Recently, the community affirmed the City Council's public safety priority as part of the 2015 Community Priorities survey.
Maintaining a safe community will require an additional investment of resources in the coming years. The PSMP will serve as a foundational document for service delivery (including personnel levels) decisions well into the future. The goal is to maintain Morgan Hill's quality of life by ensuring public safety remains the top priority.