Author Archives: Ken Craig

What Is It Like To Patrol With CCOP? A Patrollers Perspective.

By Patroller Nicole Macias, CCOP I joined Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) in November of 2016 so it’s my one-year patrol-i-versary! I’ve lived in the neighborhood for a little over 10 years and over the last few years we’ve noticed … Continue reading

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CCOP Welcomes New Mission Station Captain Gaetano Caltagirone

Mission Police Station will see a change in Captain on October 28th, with newly appointed Captain Gaetano Caltagirone taking over from Captain Bill Griffin.  CCOP would like to extend a warm welcome to Captain Caltagirone.  We look forward to working collaboratively to … Continue reading

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Castro & CCOP Mourn The Passing of Officer John Fitzinger

It is with deep sorrow that we heard of the passing of Patrol Special Police Officer, and Castro beat owner, John Fitzinger on Friday October 6th and we pass this information on through our web site. Officer Fitzinger took over … Continue reading

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Thank You To All Who Volunteered On 08/26!

Patrollers and CSVs: Thank you for the generous donation of your time to help keep the Castro safe on Saturday. We had a total of 28 volunteers who put on the safety vest during the day for a visible safety … Continue reading

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08/26 “Patriot Prayer” Event – What You Can Do To Help

Most people are very much aware of the Patriot Prayer event scheduled to take place in Crissy Field on Saturday August 26 from 2 PM to 5 PM.  Labelled as a “hate speech group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, … Continue reading

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Recognizing Dedicated Service This Pride Month

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) is blessed with the solid and dedicated support of a great many people, who volunteer on a regular basis to help keep the neighborhood a little safer and more secure.  These volunteers are the true … Continue reading

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Community Patrol Service 2016 Castro / Duboce Triangle Crime Activity Report Posted

Our close partner, Community Patrol Service USA, just posted their final Crime Activity Report for December 2016, which also includes a table of all “calls to police for service” throughout the year.  You can find the report on our web … Continue reading

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18th & Diamond Stabbing Is Suspected To Be A Suicide

Community concerns were heightened following the discovery of a man, fatally stabbed,  outside the U.S. Post Office location at 18th Street and Diamond Street within the Castro District of San Francisco.  Initially speculation suggested the man may have been assaulted … Continue reading

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CCOP 10th Anniversary Celebration

Castro Community On Patrol was born in the latter half of 2006 during a community meeting at Joe’s Barber Shop located at the time on 19th Street between Castro Street and Collingwood Street.  Following the meeting, a Board of about … Continue reading

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Patrick McClellan Case Is A Positive Result For The Community

by Greggy Carey,  Chief of Castro Community on Patrol The success of yesterday’s hearing around Patrick McClellan can be attributed to concerned merchants who are part of the Castro Business Watch (CBW).  Patrick McClellan  had been arrested on serious charges … Continue reading

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