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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 […]

Ptlr. Fullagar Exceeds 100 Patrols For CCOP

It is with great pleasure and sincere gratitude that CCOP recognizes Patroller Neil Fullagar, also a member of our Board of Advisors, who has exceeded the 100 patrol credits mark this year!  It is quite an achievement, and a strong indication of Ptlr. Fullagar’s dedication to CCOP and our mission.  Only five other CCOP personnel […]

Holiday Season Kicks Off In The Castro

CCOP was proud to assist the Holiday season traditional “Kick Off” events in the Castro with the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony first, followed immediately afterward by the annual Harvey Milk Memorial candle light march.  We handed out 300 FREE safety whistles during both events.  

What Is It Like To Patrol With CCOP? A Patrollers Perspective.

By Patroller Nicole Macias, CCOP I joined Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) in November of 2016 so it’s my one-year patrol-i-versary! I’ve lived in the neighborhood for a little over 10 years and over the last few years we’ve noticed a real influx in crime, drug use, and homelessness. I had just had a day […]

CCOP Welcomes New Mission Station Captain Gaetano Caltagirone

Mission Police Station will see a change in Captain on October 28th, with newly appointed Captain Gaetano Caltagirone taking over from Captain Bill Griffin.  CCOP would like to extend a warm welcome to Captain Caltagirone.  We look forward to working collaboratively to help improve and secure the safety and security of the Castro / Duboce Triangle neighborhoods. […]

Castro & CCOP Mourn The Passing of Officer John Fitzinger

It is with deep sorrow that we heard of the passing of Patrol Special Police Officer, and Castro beat owner, John Fitzinger on Friday October 6th and we pass this information on through our web site. Officer Fitzinger took over the Castro Patrol Special Police beat following the death of Patrol Special Police Officer Jane […]

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