Do patrols make downtown safer?

  • Andrea Hrenchuk, third-year biology

    I never notice the patrols. I take night classes and I feel safe downtown.

  • Paul Pinola, security guard, G4S

    I’m not 100 per cent confident on that. The Downtown BIZ are not prepared for emergencies. The issue was brought up about having police cadets patrol. They’d better be trained.

  • Freddy Monkman, volunteer, Winnipeg Harvest

    Yeah, if we had more patrols. I just got robbed on my bike on St. Matthews & Agnes by someone with a baseball bat wrapped with barbed wire.

  • Kaylyn Rheault, first-year psych nurse

    I’ve never felt unsafe downtown. I’ve never encountered the patrols or seen them engage anybody.

  • Cadry Williams, third-year industrial education

    I don’t really think so. There are a finite number of people to patrol downtown. It doesn’t necessarily make it safer.

  • Leah Borchert, first-year general

    I don’t think it makes a huge difference. I live around here and am not especially scared.

Published in Volume 64, Number 24 of The Uniter (March 25, 2010)

Related Reads