Category Archives: Community Safety

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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Register Your Bikes

The “Safe Bikes” program run by SF-SAFE (the same people who sponsor Neighborhood Watch) has helped return hundreds of stolen bikes to their rightful owners. It’s FREE, secure, and only takes a few minutes to register your bicycles in the … Continue reading

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CCOP Safety Presentation

Here is the text of the information delivered by Castro Patrol at the city-wide LGBT Safety Seminar held on November 28. Take a few minutes to review these points to better prepare yourself for possible hate attacks in the next … Continue reading

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A Time for Awareness

After the 2016 presidential election, there is a heightened chance that people will feel emboldened to attack LGBT and other minority communities verbally and possibly physically. We must not become paranoid, but should have a heightened awareness about our personal … 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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Join Us on Easter Sunday as a CCOP Patroller or a Community Safety Volunteer at the Sisters Easter In The Park!

We are just three days away from one of the most irreverent, fun-filled, and enjoyable Easter events EVER. Each year since the 1990’s the incredible Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have produced the FREE Easter In The Park event, with a … Continue reading

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CCOP “Keeping The Castro Safe for 10 Years” Press Release

Ten years ago, the Castro was in the grip of an unprecedented wave of gay hate crimes. In response, local citizens banded together to form Castro Community on Patrol (CCOP), an all-volunteer patrol that makes the Castro and Duboce Triangle … Continue reading

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Help Us Keep YOUR Neighborhood Safe in 2016!

As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and our 50th new volunteer training class on Saturday January 23rd, we’d love to invite you to join us for the training class as a new CCOP Patroller. Our Patrollers come from all walks … Continue reading

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CCOP To Celebrate 10th Anniversary In October 2016

Castro Community On Patrol will celebrate the extraordinary milestone of ten years of continuous service to the Castro / Duboce Triangle communities in October of 2016. The plans are still being formulated, but we hope you will keep some time … Continue reading

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