Our Administrative Division

While Castro Community On Patrol (Castro Patrol / CCOP) was initially founded as a independent program under the fiscal sponsorship of the San Francisco Safety Awareness For Everyone (SF-SAFE) nonprofit in 2006, SAFE ceased formal operations in late 2023. The unpaid volunteers of CCOP at that time decided that the services provided to the community were too important to lose, so the four Patrol Chief’s at the time made the decision to incorporate as a California nonprofit and obtain Federal 501(c)(3) status to continue the work of the Patrol.

Chief Greg Carey, Assistant Chief Ken Craig, Deputy Chief Brian Hill, and Deputy Chief Kyle Wong successfully incorporated CCOP in January of 2024 with the State of California and obtained formal Federal 501(c)(3) status in April of 2024. These four Chief’s formed the core of the current Board of Directors and helped to navigate the organization from a program, to an independent corporation.

We continue to seek quality individuals who wish to serve or our Board of Directors to help us accomplish our goals and mission.  If you feel you have something to contribute to the work of our Board of Directors, please feel free to reach out to us using our CONTACT US option.  We would love to meet with you, and discuss your interest in CCOP.


President Greg Carey

Joined CCOP:  2007


  • President of the Board of Directors (C.E.O.) – Administration Division
  • Director of Public Relations & Media Relations


Greg (Greggy) Carey was born in South Dakota. He was educated at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, studying Electrical Engineering. He worked at Sencore Electronics in Sioux Falls, SD for 19 years, serving several roles including technical writer and editor, field trainer, and corporate video producer.

He moved to Bay Area of California in 1973 before returning to Sioux Falls 2 years later. He met his current partner Rahn Anderson in 1977. They were legally married in San Francisco in 2008. In 1978 he was one of the founding members of the Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition (SEGLC) and in 1985 founded the first AIDS support group in South Dakota, the Eastern Dakota AIDS Network (EDAN). He “retired” from gay activation when he and Rahn moved to California in 1991.

Greggy and Rahn began producing a series of video documentaries for the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (MCC-SF) in 1997, winning 3 Telly awards as a result. He began working for Cisco Systems in San Jose in 1999 as a Metrics Analyst in the Learning and Development Solutions Group.

In 2007 he trained to become a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) and has been the Diamond Heights coordinator since 2010 and is an active member of the Diamond Heights Disaster Ready workgroup (http://disasterreadydhsf.com).

In 2007 he became a volunteer with the Castro Community on Patrol (CCOP). A short time later he joined the Board, and in 2008 became its Chair. He is also a member of the SFPD LGBTQ+ Advisory Forum and the San Francisco District Attorney LGBT Forum.

Vice President & Secretary Ken Craig

Joined CCOP:  2006 (Original founding member of CCOP)


  • Vice President of the Board of Directors (Secretary) – Administrative Division
  • Director of Volunteer Training and Certification


Ken is one of the original founding members of Castro Community On Patrol, and the only founding member who remains actively involved with the organization as a volunteer and Patroller.

Ken was born and raised in Scotland in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – making him both Scottish and British (which confuses many people.)  He started his career with the Corps of Royal Military Police, a part of the British Army.  When he left the military he worked at the Royal Navy Nuclear Submarine Base, at Faslane in Scotland during their Trident nuclear missile expansion, and subsequently at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot in Coulport also in Scotland as a computer systems engineer and analyst.  He later worked as a lead systems engineer at the Nuclear Electric, Pressure Water Reactor project in Knutsford, England. A head-hunter stole Ken away from the U.K. to Allegehney Power in Pittsburg, PA;  then on to AIL Defense Systems on the B1 bomber project on Long Island, NY;  and finally to Exxon Company USA in Benecia, CA as an independent lead systems engineer /analyst and programming team leader. An offer from BayTec Engineering in Napa, CA which worked in the bio-tech field took Ken in a slightly different industry direction before he semi-retired from computer systems work and joined his husband, Paul, as the office manager for Paul’s new dental office in South Beach. This was one of the first fully-digital dental offices in the U.S. thanks to Ken’s knowledge and experience in implementing the new technology.

Ken lives and works in San Francisco in the Rincon Hill neighborhood with his husband, Paul, whom he met in 1997.  Ken & Paul were married at San Francisco City Hall on October 30, 2008 just slipping in under the wire before the contentious Proposition 8 passed two days later which stopped same sex marriage in California.  Ken became a naturalized U.S. Citizen on August 15, 2012 but is most definitely still Scottish at heart with Scotch Whisky running through his veins.

Treasurer Brian Hill

Joined CCOP:  2009


  • Treasurer Board of Directors (C.F.O.) – Administrative Division
  • Director of IT Support & Electronic Communication


Profile details to come.

Director Kyle Wong

Joined CCOP:  2014


  • Board of Directors, at large – Administrative Division
  • Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Retention


Profile to come.


Castro Community On Patrol (Castro Patrol / CCOP) is a California nonprofit volunteer safety patrol and education corporation that focuses on enhancing safety and security of the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco for residents, businesses, employees, and visitors.



Castro Community On Patrol, 584 Castro Street #731, San Francisco, CA 94114

Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation Tax ID: 99-1829349