Safety programs

Current programs in place to improve university security. 

SafeWalk program

You don’t have to walk alone. Patrollers at both campuses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through our SafeWalk program. Security Services patrollers can be identified by their blue SafeWalk jackets or shirts with yellow lettering. SafeWalk patrollers carry photo ID cards.

For a secure escort, call 204-474-9312.

SafeRide program

SafeRide offers a safe, free alternative to walking alone after dark. The SafeRide program operates at the Bannatyne Campus, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 am. 

Make use of pick-up and drop-off services within the SafeRide boundaries listed below. When the SafeRide program is unavailable, please use the SafeWalk program. 

SafeRide service boundaries for Bannatyne campus

  • North to Logan Avenue 
  • South to Sargent Avenue 
  • West to McPhillips Street and Banning Street 
  • East to Isabel Avenue 

Rules of use

  • Up to three people total at one time 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
  • No food or alcohol is permitted in the vehicle 
  • SafeRide drivers will drive only to the planned destination 
  • Carry-on items must fit in the rider’s lap 

For SafeRide, call 204-474-9312.

Women’s self defence

The Rape Aggression Defence (RAD) women’s self-defense program teaches women cognitive and physical defensive skills and a practical blend of threat avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance tactics. The focus is on developing easily mastered personal safety skills, practiced in a comfortable, safe learning environment. Participants also learn threat assessment to increase physical safety awareness.

The course also offers a unique “return-to-practice” policy. Once you complete a class, you may return at any time to any class, free of charge, to practice concepts and to enhance techniques. This offer is good for life at any class in Canada or the United States.

You must attend 12 hours of training in order to qualify for the free lifetime return and practice policy.

Students: $25
Staff: $30

Minimum 10 students must be enrolled for the program to run. For more information please contact the RAD Instructors at

Register for RAD

Bike patrol unit

The U of M bike patrol unit consists of six security guards trained in emergency manoeuvres, tactical skills and injury prevention.

With two members on patrol around the clock, this unit has been one of the most effective ways to prevent crime on campus.

Members can be identified by their reflective clothing and cycling jerseys bearing the University of Manitoba Security Services shoulder flashes and epaulettes.


The SpeedWatch program reminds drivers not to exceed the posted speed limit and to set their speed according to conditions. The program usually runs in September and October as a joint operation between the University of Manitoba Security Services Department and Manitoba Public Insurance.

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on all roads on campus is 30km/hr.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) aims to reduce crime by examining the environmental factors that may be contributing to criminal activity such as poor lighting, lack of foot traffic or lack of surveillance.

A CPTED-trained member of Security Services staff can do a site assessment of your area or building and provide security recommendations. They will provide a copy of the final report, outlining findings and can arrange a formal presentation.

To arrange an assessment, please contact:

Gordon Perrier
Director, Security Services


There are nearly 600 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the University of Manitoba in various classrooms, hallways, parking lots and other public areas.

A study by U of M criminology students concluded that 74 per cent of participants believed CCTV on campus should be expanded, and 79 per cent felt the use of CCTV is not an invasion of their privacy.

If you have questions about the use of CCTV cameras on campus, please contact:

Gordon Perrier
Director, Security Services

For more details on safety programs at UM, visit the Security Services website.

See suspicious activity? Call Security Services immediately.

Emergency line: 204-474-9341

555 (from any university phone)
#555 from Bell MTS or Rogers Wireless

Non-emergency line: 204-474-9312

Contact us

Security Services
Welcome Centre
423 University Crescent 
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2 Canada