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PATROLLING FOR SAFETY

Deploying regular weekly uniformed and visible “Safety Patrols” of three unpaid volunteer members, Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) offers general safety information and guidance, advice, and an extra set of “eyes and ears” for the community we serve.

Our Patrollers encourage good behavior and our presence helps to prevent, or quickly address, bad behavior in the neighborhood.  As unpaid community volunteers, we don’t physically break up fights or make arrests, but since 2006 we have had a significant positive impact on the overall safety of the neighborhood, working closely with residents, business owners and staff, community organizations, and with official entities such as the Supervisors, the Mayors Office, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the District Attorney and more.

Our visible “Safety Patrols” is one of our KEY programs helping to enhance the “fabric of safety” in the neighborhood.

IMPORTANT DATES

NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Conducted on demand by ZOOM.

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CCOP Beginners Community Self-Defense Class (FREE)
We don’t have a current date or location.  We will update this space when we schedule a new class.

CCOP Directors & Volunteers Monthly Meeting
We meet by ZOOM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm
Contact us at INFO@CastroPatrol.org for the link to join our meeting.

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KEEPING THE COMMUNITY
SAFE SINCE 2006

We deliver several KEY programs to help improve and enhance the “fabric of safety” for the neighborhood including:

  • COPSCommunity On Patrol Service program which trains, certifies, and deploys volunteers on regular neighborhood patrols, much like a normal neighborhood watch but with “boots on the ground” walking and interacting with residents, employees, and visitors.
  • CRESt – Community Response, Engagement, and Support  program which brings emergent community volunteers together with our trained Patrollers to assist other community groups and organizations with their special events, rally’s, marches and so on. Through this program our Patrollers also engage directly in the management of other community benefit efforts such as the Castro Cares program, Castro Merchants, Stop The Violence program, etc.
  • CET – Community Education  and Training program which develops training classes and outreach materials on a number of safety topics which are typically provided FREE to anyone seeking them.  This program includes our FREE Community Self-Defense classes and our FREE safety whistle distribution efforts.
  • CBW – Castro Business Watch program which we manage and organize.  The CBW is very much like a residents neighborhood watch, except this one is uniquely for businesses to share information and exchange ideas.

We also work diligently to share relevant information and concerns, ensuring the appropriate people, groups, and entities are involved in finding solutions.

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