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CCOP Directors & Volunteers Monthly Meeting The 2nd Thursday of each month from 8pm-9:30pm
Chase Bank - Community Room
2112 15th Street

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About Us

 

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) members are unpaid community volunteers who make a positive difference in the Castro neighborhood. 

 

Deploying regular weekly uniformed and visible "Safety Patrols" of three members, Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) offers general safety information and guidance, advice, and an extra set of "eyes and ears" for the community.  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 Castro neighborhood. And of course, when we need to, we can immediately call on the services of the professional responders in the Police and Fire Departments that we work closely with.

 

Beyond our primary Patrolling function, we also support many other community events and organizations.  As a fully qualified CCOP Patroller you will have the opportunity to support remembrance vigils (Pulse, Harvey Milk etc.), participate in rally events (Prop 8, Patriot Prayer), and help community events succeed (Sisters Easter in the Park, Castro Street Fair) throughout every year. The number and variety of these events just seems to grow with each passing year, which we love.

 

CCOP is also recognized as a leading organization in the promotion and advancement of general safety and security for the Castro neighborhood, implementing a number of unique programs including the Castro Business Watch, and partnering with other groups to support initiatives such as the  Castro Cares program.

 

Becoming a Patroller with CCOP will offer you many varied opportunities to volunteer and support the Castro neighborhood in a positive and affirming way. Patrolling is also a lot of fun, and you will make some great new friends among the other Patrollers.

 

CCOP was founded in November 2006 in response to some well publicized assaults in, and around, the Castro neighborhood.  A number of community members came together with the Mayors Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and SF Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) and CCOP was established in collaboration with these agencies.

 

CCOP is a program of, and is fiscally sponsored by, SAFE.  SAFE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  We are funded in part by a small annual grant from the city, half of which pays for our part time staff member and the other half pays for  uniform costs and the 100K plus FREE whistles we distribute when on patrols and at events.  We also rely heavily on fundraising and donations from members of the community we serve.

 

HOW CCOP IS STRUCTURED

 

Our Patrol Chief's and Board of Advisers are responsible for the strategic development and day to day operations of CCOP.  All are unpaid volunteers who donate a considerable amount of time, energy and experience towards keeping CCOP relevant and effective in the ever changing dynamic of the Castro / Duboce Triangle neighborhood.  .  We have seven Board of Adviser positions available but have only filled four of those positions at the present time.

 

Patrol Division

 

  1. Greg Carey,  Chief of Patrol (Chf.)
  2. Ken Craig,  Deputy Chief of Patrol (DChf.)
  3. Brian Hill,  Deputy Chief of Patrol (DChf.)
  4. Kyle Wong, Assistant Deputy Chief (ADChf.)
  5. Dan CooneySenior Patroller (SPtlr.)
  6. Marcus PonceSenior Patroller (SPtlr.)
  7. Stephanie OngSenior Patroller (SPtlr.)
  8. Al SweigartSenior Patroller (SPtlr.)

 

Administrative Division - Board of Advisers

 

  1. Greg Carey,  Chairperson (Chr.)
  2. Ken Craig,  Vice Chairperson (VChr.)
  3. Brian Hill,  Assistant Vice Chairperson (AVChr.)
  4. Kyle Wong,  Board of Advisers (BoA)
  5. Stephanie Ong, Board of Advisers (BoA)
  6. Dan Cooney, Board of Advisers (BoA)
  7. Open

 

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