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 25 individuals was created and the structure for Castro Community On Patrol was put in place.

 

 

CCOP held its very first “official” new volunteer training class on November 11, 2006 and certified twenty-three (23) new Patrol Volunteers, however a select group of Board members including Pam Matsuda of SAFE, Sgt. Chuck Limbert of the SFPD, Carlton Paul the Chair of the Board, Scott Wiener and a number of other Board members participated in a review of the training content and certification event in October of 2006. As a result, CCOP has variously selected October or November for our official Anniversary month.

 

2016 represents our official 10th Anniversary and we celebrated this important milestone at Illy Caffé in the Castro on Tuesday October 4th, 2016.

 

Check out our Facebook page to view pictures and video of the event at : https://www.facebook.com/CastroPatrol/

 

We received a certificate from the California State Senate through Senator Mark Leno to mark our 10th Anniversary, and we presented a number of certificates of appreciation during the celebration as follows:

 

Our original founding members were recognized

 

  • Carlton Paul served as the first Chair of the Board of CCOP.
  • Scott Wiener served as the legal advisor to the Board of CCOP.
  • Ken Craig served as the Director of Volunteer Training and Certification to the Board of CCOP.

 

2016 – State Senator Mark Leno – Community Pillar Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your stalwart and indefatigable work on behalf of the LGBT and allied community of California, and in appreciation for the legislative progress you have championed for all Californians.”

2016 – Supervisor Scott Wiener – Community Pillar Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your dedication to Castro Community On Patrol from its formation, and for your continued support while in office as Supervisor for the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods.”

2016 – District Attorney George Gascon – Community Pillar Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your significant continuing support and work with the LGBT and allied communities of San Francisco. Most especially your formation of the SFDA LGBT Steering Committee and its continuing work.”

2016 – Chief Greg Suhr (Retired) – Community Pillar Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your support and outreach efforts to the LGBT and allied communities of San Francisco during your tenure as Chief of the San Francisco Police Department. Most especially in your continuation and support of the SFPD Chief’s LGBT Community Advisory Forum.”

2016 – San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone – Community Guardian Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your continued support, guidance, and assistance as the fiscal sponsor of Castro Community On Patrol since its founding in 2006; and recognizing your exemplary work to promote community safety through your many outstanding programs.”

2016 – Cpt. Daniel Perea, SFPD – Community Guardian Award

“In recognition and gratitude for your energetic, focused, and steady support for the safety and well being of the Castro neighborhood and your support and enthusiastic collaboration when working with Castro Community On Patrol at many neighborhood events as Captain of Mission Police Station.”

2016 – S.F. Patrol Special Police

“In recognition and gratitude of your support, encouragement and back up when necessary for Castro Community On Patrol from our founding under the leadership of Officer Jane Warner in 2006 through today under the leadership of Officer John Fitzinger.”

 

2016 – SPtlr. Kyle Wong, S.O. (C.S.G.) – Patroller of the Year Award (26 Patrols YTD)

“In grateful appreciation of your exemplary support of Castro Community On Patrol and the neighborhood we serve over the last year. Your dedication and focus stands as an example to all.”

2016 – SPtlr. Alexander Upchurch, (C.S.G.) – Certificate of Appreciation (22 Patrols YTD)

“In grateful appreciation of your exemplary support of Castro Community On Patrol and the neighborhood we serve over the last year. Your dedication and focus stands as an example to all.”

2016 – Ptlr. Neil Fullagar, (C.G.) – Castro Guardian Award (15 Patrols YTD)

“In grateful appreciation of your exemplary support of Castro Community On Patrol and the neighborhood we serve over the last year. Your dedication and focus stands as an example to all.”

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