Greg Carey

Greg Carey

Joined CCOP:  2007


  • Chief of Patrol – Patrol Division
  • Chairperson of the Board of Adivsers – Administration Division
  • Director of Public Relations & Media Relations

CCOP Awards / Recognition:

  • 10 year Continuous Service Pin (2017)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Commendation Bar (2013),
  • Outstanding Commitment Commendation Bar (2013)
  • 5 year Continuous Service Pin (2012),

Other Awards / Recognition:

  • 12/16/2012 – Certificate of Sainthood – Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence


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 where he is currently 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 (

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/LGBT Police Forum and the San Francisco District Attorney LGBT Forum.