Downtown Safety


Your safety is so important to your Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and there are many services and service organizations dedicated to serve the community.

Your downtown safety includes:
– Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Watch Team – a 25 member team, plus hundreds of volunteers, who serve as Ambassadors patrolling downtown streets from 8:30am to 11:00pm every day. These safety ambassadors, dressed in red and black, are happy to provide assistance and safewalks. Just ask! For a SafeWalk, call 958-SAFE (7233).
– Community Homeless Assistance Team (CHAT) – Eight outreach workers, connecting those at risk to social agencies and social providers.
– Winnipeg Police Service – Sixteen foot patrols are now downtown, in addition to the additional Police support. Last month the Winnipeg Police Service committed to providing more resources through a new downtown safety strategy called CentreLine.
– Cadets – Two dedicated Cadets are always downtown, along with many other Cadets providing support when they’re not in demand in other place in the City.
– Downtown Safety Network – This network, made up of local businesses and Property Owners, is an information sharing system, sharing Police updates, best practices, timely information and more with downtown businesses.
– CCTV camera system – This system includes CCTV cameras throughout the downtown.
– Parksafe – A new partnership with Impark that includes extra visibility, patrols and safety in downtown parking lots and parkades.

For additional information, please learn about the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Safety Committee HERE and the Winnipeg Police Centreline Strategy HERE.

Read more about safety in downtown Winnipeg HERE.