Category Archives: Community Safety

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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A Time for Awareness

Shortly after the November 2016 election, Castro Patrol took part in 2 public safety workshops; one SOMA and one in the Castro. At that time, the attached document (link below) was produced to help the community prepare for possible attacks … 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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Improving Neighborhood Safety

Recent crimes in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods have raised the level of concern by many residents. While the police can occasionally make arrests if an officer sees a crime being committed (“On-View”) without the help of citizens, most crimes … Continue reading

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Avoid ATM Card Fraud

  ATM Card Safety A compromised Debit (ATM) card allows a crook to steal hundreds of dollars from your bank account. It is even possible to drain your account to zero. Notify your bank and file a police report if … Continue reading

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David Diaz Released from Jail

David Munoz Diaz has been released from SF County Jail following his 3rd conviction for various violent crimes. Please note that his probation includes a midnight curfew, so call 911 if you see him in public after that hour. Details … Continue reading

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