Foot Patrol


About Us

Foot Patrol is a safe walk program offered to anyone in the university community. We offer a safe and inclusive environment for you to use while you walk at night. We work closely with protection services on campus to ensure the safety of our students. You can request a walk up to 45 minutes away from campus walking or up to 30 minutes busing and 15 minutes walking. We are a volunteer based organization. Without the contribution of our amazing community, students, and volunteers we would not be able to run successfully. Fill out the volunteer form below and send it to for an incredible opportunity to volunteer with us. Come check us out at UCU 08A!

Foot Patrol Walk and Talk Instructions

Call (343)882-9541 to speak to a volunteer.

A volunteer on shift will answer your call. You will be asked to identify your name and will be told to call back immediately if a disconnect occurs.

The volunteer will request the following information from you to identify if an emergency occurs:

  • Name
  • Current location
  • Destination
  • Phone Number
  • Expected time until arrival
  • What you are wearing to be immediately identified in an emergency

If you do not wish to disclose any of this information, you have the absolute right to do so at your own risk

You will be asked for an update about every 5 minutes. This is just for the volunteer to know that you are still moving towards your destination.

Over the phone, you will notice that the volunteer will keep a conversation going. The reason for this is that if there is no conversation going on, the volunteer will have no knowledge of what is occurring in your surroundings. Also, it is always fun getting to now new people! J This program is also international student friendly, meaning you can call the number from anywhere in the world!


In case of a call disconnect:

  • Please call back immediately
  • If you are unable to, you will receive a call immediately after 30 seconds.
  • If you do not call back or accept the call, please note that campus protection will be notified if you are on campus, and if you are off campus The Ottawa Police will be notified

Below are the numbers of the following:

Ottawa Police Service Non-Emergency: (613) 236-1222
Protection: 613-562-5411
Foot Patrol: 613-783-1380 x120

*In case of an emergency and you are able to call 911, let the foot patrol volunteer know, hang up and dial 911*. The volunteer will also be dialing 911.

In the event of an audible emergency where you are unable to call 911, yell code red into the phone or let the volunteer know, in this case the volunteer will immediately contact protection on campus or will contact 911 off campus.

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Monday: 9:30 – 13:00
Tuesday: 14:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: 9:30 – 13:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 10:00
Friday: 10:00 – 14:00

Operation Hours

Monday: 20:00 – 23:00
Tuesday: 20:00 – 23:00
Wednesday: 20:00 – 23:00
Thursday: 20:00 – 23:00
Friday: 20:00 – 23:00


85 University Private
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9A7

Contact Us

For all inquiries please contact us here:

613 783-1380 ext. 120