Community Safety Team

In case of a police, fire, or medical emergency, always call 9-1-1.

If you are looking for non-emergency community health and social service resources, contact Manitoba 211.

The Community Safety Team is dedicated to protecting public safety while supporting vulnerable residents in urgent need.

Our team of Safety Officers are sworn Manitoba Peace Officers who work alongside Winnipeg emergency services, safety patrols, and social agencies. Safety Officers assist individuals experiencing homelessness, addictions, and mental health issues, providing on-scene support and connecting them to appropriate resources. 

Safety Officers employ a trauma-informed approach to their interactions with the public. They are trained in:

  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • De-escalation techniques
  • First aid and CPR
  • Community engagement
  • Self-defense, use-of-force, and detainment

Safety Officers currently patrol on and around the Winnipeg Transit system, including riding on buses, in marked vehicles, and on-foot around Downtown Transit hubs. Their uniforms are high-visibility yellow and labelled “Safety Officer” on the back:

Two community safety officers wearing high visibility jackets standing in front of a patrol vehicle
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