Campus Security 624-WALK Service

612-624-WALK (612-624-9255)

The University of Minnesota Police Department offers a free, 24/7 security monitor service for pedestrians and bicyclists, called 624-WALK. Call 612-624-WALK (4-9255 from any campus phone) to request a security monitor.

  • 135 monitors serve the U community.
  • Most nights, 12-15 security escorts are on hand.
  • Security monitors that speak 20 different languages (Russian, Japanese, Somali, Swahili and Nepali) are available upon request.

View the 625-WALK website for more information including local service boundaries

Safety Guide Program

The U's new Safety Guide program is part of the University’s layered and comprehensive approach to promoting safety in Minneapolis neighborhoods near our campus.

Guides—identified by Safety Guide shirts and baseball caps—work to provide a welcoming presence and enhance community connections, but also provide extra eyes and ears to help keep our community safe.


While Safety Guide escort services in Dinkytown are not yet fully implemented, don’t hesitate to approach a Safety Guide to ask for an escort to your home, vehicle, or a nearby business in the meantime. More information will be available when service is fully in place.