Trusted people and services
There are safe, trusted people and services in key locations across Manchester city centre.
What: Look out for their hot pink uniforms
Where: The Gay Village (Canal Street) - Google Maps
When: Friday and Saturday nights until the early hours
What: Trained student volunteers who provide support, advice and assistance to their student community.
Where: Outside main venues across the city centre, particularly along Oxford Road
When: 10pm – 4am on Friday and Saturday nights and during major student events
Greater Manchester Police officers
What: Up to 50 officers on patrol to help support specific night-time issues.
Where: Key city centre night-time hotspots
When: Every Friday and Saturday night
What: Ensure the safety of people accessing taxis. Look out for those wearing hi-vis vests
Where: Key taxi ranks across the city centre
When: Every Friday and Saturday night between 10.30pm and 4.30am
Safe Zone: University security app
What: An app that connects you to University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) security
How: Search online for 'Manchester Safe Zone' for UoM and MMU's information, search the App Store or Google Play for 'Safe Zone' or visit UoM's website to find out more.
TfGM Transport Staff and TravelSafe Officers
What: TravelSafe Officers are on and around the Metrolink system and TfGM staff are located at bus interchanges in the city centre – both can offer support
When: During Metrolink and interchange operating hours
British Transport Police Railway Guardians app
What: An app that helps you report crime to British Transport Police and what to do if you see sexual harassment on trains or at stations
How: Search on the App Store or Google Play for 'Railway Guardian' or text
61016. Or visit BTP's website for more information.
In an emergency, always call 999