Director, Security Services
Ensuring a safe environment in which members of our community can live, work, study and enjoy life at the University of Manitoba is our highest priority. Our department is comprised of full-time security guards who are licensed with the Province of Manitoba. We provide security services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Then call Security Services:
Email Security Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to report a non-emergency incident, please complete the form below. You will have the option to submit it anonymously. (Silent Observer) If you would like to contact Security Services, please call 204-474-9312.
The Security Services department has implemented many safety initiatives to better improve safety and security on campus. These initiatives were launched by our department or developed in consultation with student groups and departments on campus, such as the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
There are two types of emergency phones on campus:
When a Code Blue or Emergency Red Phone is activated, Security Guards will be priority dispatched to the location and in most cases, will arrive in under two minutes. While the Security Guards are on route, our dispatcher continues to have two-way voice communication with the caller.
The Code Blue poles are a welcome sight when walking alone at night on the Fort Garry or Bannatyne campus. The poles are nine feet high and strategically placed at various locations throughout both campuses. They provide area lighting, project a visible blue light 24 hours a day, and provide instant, two-way voice communication with the Security Services department. The current Code Blue stations are in the following locations:
Emergency Red Phones can be found on almost every floor of every building located at both Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus. These phones provide two-way voice communication with the Security Services department.
There are currently almost 1000 closed-circuit television cameras at the University of Manitoba located in various classrooms, hallways, parking lots and other public areas.
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives. Be it in the form of cameras used to monitor traffic flow, cameras inside taxi cabs, or cameras inside restaurants, it is difficult to avoid this ever-expanding technology. The University of Manitoba's view on the use of CCTV is that it serves a valuable role in our community. Although having a CCTV camera in an area may not always prevent a crime from happening, it can be used to record the crime taking place and later used by law enforcement agencies to make an arrest.
The main objective of the Uniformed Bicycle Patrol Unit is to provide a safe environment for all campus users including students, staff, faculty and visitors. The unit is a highly visible and very effective method for crime prevention and law enforcement because Bike unit members:
Our bike unit can be identified by their reflective pants, shorts, jackets and cycling jerseys bearing the University of Manitoba Security Services shoulder flashes and epaulettes.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) can be defined as “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.” The goal of CPTED is to reduce crime by examining the environmental factors that may be contributing to criminal activity.
CPTED works by manipulating the physical environment, which in turn affects people’s behaviour and can lead to a reduction in criminal or unwanted activity. Key CPTED concepts include natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial behavior and maintenance.
By addressing the key CPTED concepts mentioned above, CPTED can reduce crime in your area and produce an environment that is more enjoyable for both work and leisure activities.
A CPTED trained member of our department will do a site assessment of your area/building and provide recommendations that are designed to reduce or prevent crime and improve the quality of life in your work area. You will receive a copy of the final report which will outline the findings of the safety audit and any recommendations deemed necessary. A formal presentation of the assessment can also be arranged. Security Services staff offering CPTED audits have all been trained by the Winnipeg Police Service.
For further information or if you would like an assessment of your area, please contact:
The Security Services department offers a variety of programs and services to help make our community safer and more enjoyable for students, staff and visitors.
Security Services provides weekend and holiday access to locked buildings and rooms when prior consent has been granted by a department or faculty. Please use the Astra Schedule for room bookings on weekdays and evenings.
Security Services Monthly is a newsletter that provides a window into the day-to-day operations of University of Manitoba Security Services. The Monthly focuses on safety measures for students and staff.
Director, Security Services
Security Services, Fort Garry
423 University Crescent, Welcome Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Security Services, Bannatyne
750 Bannatyne Avenue, S105 Medical Services Bldg.
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 Canada