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New Volunteer Training Resumes 09/19/2020 In ZOOM Remote Format

While the City & County of San Francisco Health Order restrictions requiring social distancing remain in effect, we are happy to announce resumption of New Volunteer training and existing Patroller re-certification, through remote ZOOM formats.  ZOOM offers a remote template which allows us to welcome and train

Disco Response Team Literature

Castro Patrol works with the “Companions of Dorothy the Worker” group, which hosts monthly vigils at the large rainbow flag at Castro and Market Streets to honor those lost in the Orlando, Florida Pulse massacre. They recently developed a training for people who encounter “religious” groups who are harassing LGBT people in and near the […]

Navigating Heat Emergencies

The attached brochure was introduced to the Resilient Diamond Heights workgroup in May. While San Francisco often experiences heat emergencies in September, the event in June 2019 prompted the release of this information now. Many San Francisco homes lack air conditioning. The emergency becomes worse when the nighttime temperature fails to drop below 75 degrees, […]

Marcus Ponce

Joined CCOP:  2017 Position: Senior Patroller – Patrol Division CCOP Awards / Recognition: Promoted to Senior Patroller (SPtlr.) 03/2019 Bio coming soon  

Join Us @ STRUT For A FREE Community Self-Defense Class on 04/23 @ 7 PM

Join us for another Queer Community Self Defense Class from the Castro Community On Patrol! This Class is free but fills up quickly we highly recommend registering and securing a spot. In association with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation STRUT, and Community Patrol Service USA (CPS) invites you to pre-register for our very popular Beginners […]

Trial Underway In Murder of Steven “Eriq” Escalon

The trial of murder defendant James Rickleffs has begun. Rickleffs is accused of murdering Steven “Eriq” Escalon six and a half years ago after they met for the first time at 440 Castro bar. Read more in the Bay Times:   https://www.ebar.com/news/news/news//271625

SF PRIDE 2018 – Some Safety Reminders For A Safe & Joyous Pride Celebration

HAPPY SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE – 2018 We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, fun, and memorable San Francisco PRIDE 2018. Around one Million people will swell San Francisco over this weekend to celebrate Pride, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality, culminating in the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday 06/24/2018.  Whether you […]

Safe Clubbing Campaign

Castro Patrol, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) have teamed up through the LGBT/SFPD Chief’s Forum to introduce a “Safe Clubbing” campaign. The project will continue throughout the summer of 2018. Most clubs and bars in the Castro and SOMA now display the new “Safe Clubbing” poster which visually […]

2017 CCOP 11th Anniversary Award Recipients

Each year as CCOP celebrates our anniversary, we are proud to recognize members of the general community who contribute significantly to public safety in many different ways, as well as recognizing the considerable efforts of our own Patrollers.  November of 2017 represented our 11th anniversary, but busy schedules delayed our awards event until January of […]

2017 CCOP Round-Up

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) is formed around the internationally recognized Community/Citizens On Patrol Service (COPS) model.  All CCOP Patrollers are unpaid volunteers who serve as additional “eyes and ears” for law enforcement.  In this volunteer role we enjoy a very close working relationship with city government, law enforcement, community groups, businesses and residents within the […]

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