Building Safer Neighborhoods by Collaborating on Community Safety and Security

Community Patrol Service (CPS) is a not for profit, entirely volunteer run, organization that seeks to build comprehensive collaborative efforts on safety and security between residents, businesses, private security and law enforcement agencies. We also support and assist in the development of Community Walking Patrols and advocate for general safety and security measures at the neighborhood, city, state and national level.

CPS developed the original training model for Castro Community On Patrol, and we remain a Brother/Sister organization to CCOP, continuing to provide training and resources to that program.


We promote and provide information and assistance in the deployment of 6 major program initiatives:

  1. Community WATCH Program (CWP)
  2. Crime ACTIVITY Reporting (CAR)
  3. Crime ALERT System (CAS)
  4. Community On PATROL Service (COPS)
  5. Community SAFETY Collaborative (CSC)
  6. Community EDUCATION Outreach (CEO)

Contact us at for more details or information, or to seek our participation and support if you seek to establish a COPS group in your neighborhood or community.


Our Community Watch Program (CWP) program offers information, guidance, support, and resources to assist neighborhoods in establishing a “neighborhood / community watch” program by recruiting neighbors and businesses, and sharing information and concerns.  This is the basic level of community safety and security and all neighborhoods should have a functioning and effective Watch Program.


Our Crime Activity Report (CAR) program works with local and regional law enforcement to access crime and prosecution data targeted to specific neighborhoods / communities on a regular basis i.e. weekly, monthly, bi-monthly etc.  Through effective tracking of actual crime activity, and making this information readily accessible, communities can better assess their relative risks and what mitigation steps they wish to deploy in response.


Our Crime ALERT System (CAS) program is designed to push an email ALERT to advise members of critical crime incidents and offer advice and guidance related to the crime incident.  In most cases, these ALERT messages will be sent within hours of the incident occurring.


Our Community On Patrol Service (COPS) program provides information, guidance, and support to cities, municipalities, neighborhoods, and communities to assist them in developing a local Community On Patrol Service walking safety patrol with volunteers.  We offer on-going training, certification, and equipment recommendations to make all COPS groups as effective as possible.

We have successfully worked with numerous communities around the world, to assist them in developing their own unique COPS programs, including Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, United Kingdom, and Netherlands as well as multiple that have been established in the United States of America.


Our Community Safety Collaborative (CSC) program works to develop, encourage, and promote two-way communication between communities and the governmental agencies and departments who serve them, including Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Public Prosecutors, FBI, DHS, USSS, and so on. This “open highway” of information helps to make everyone aware of challenges, threats, and problems, as well as opportunities available and perhaps grants that may be accessible.


Our CEO program provides specific lecture-based and hands-on based training in a number of safety topics throughout the year.  We can also respond to specific requests for the provision of classes when appropriate.  Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions or would like to secure a training opportunity for your facility or organization (typically a minimum of 20 class participants would be required.)


Recognizing how important self-defense training is, CCOP provides training and information to all who wish to participate.  Our classes are designed to be low impact, fun and information packed.  They are open to everyone, 18 years and older with no upper age limit.  We can provide classes for specific groups, and we can address specific concerns such groups may have, but our general philosophy is that the techniques we teach much be applicable and effective for anyone from and eight year old, to an eighty plus year old.

The full course of classes covers:

  • SD-1:  Beginners self-defense introductory course – 3 hours (low impact)
  • SD-2: Seated and grounded defensive techniques and concepts (SD1 is a prerequisite to participate in this class)
  • SD-3: Grabs, holds and kidnap defensive techniques and concepts (SD1 & SD2 are a prerequisite to participate in this class)
  • SD-4: Sexual assault and domestic violence defensive techniques and concepts  (SD1, SD2 & SD3 are a prerequisite to participate in this class)
  • SD-5: Weapons defensive techniques and concepts  (SD1, SD2 & SD3 are a prerequisite to participate in this class)
  • SD-6: Multiple attackers defensive techniques and concepts  (SD1, SD2 & SD3 are a prerequisite to participate in this class)

Our SD-1 class is a very low impact class and is suitable for everyone. All other classes are more physically involved and more challenging mentally and physically as the class content implies.


Active Shooter – Terrorist Incident – Event Protection Training Class

This class is focused on bars, clubs, businesses, and event organizers and covers additional topics relevant to entities and facilities with employees, volunteers, security personnel, a

nd so on.  The basic class is lecture-based only, and discusses anti-violence policies, threat management teams, reporting and stress management, emergency response planning, and facility / event protection protocols.  The INTERMEDIATE class is hands-on by implementing the specifics of the RUN – HIDE – FIGHT and treat concepts in much more detail, allowing attendees to physically perform these tasks.  The ADVANCE class is a 50/50 split of lecture and hands-on, covering the concepts in more detail and is normally conducted at your own facility, building, or event location.


Active Shooter Basic Training Class

This class is focused on the general public and covers the RUN – HIDE – FIGHT and the treat concepts in detail.  The basic class is lecture-based only and takes attendees through

the mental process to prepare for any incident, then the steps to consider when faced with an incident.   The INTERMEDIATE class is hands-on by implementing the specifics of the RUN – HIDE – FIGHT concepts at a suitable location, allowing attendees the opportunity to put the lecture information into practice.  The ADVANCE class will look at the treat portion of the concept, offering information and guidance in a 50/50 split between lecture and hand-on practice.


Chief Ken Craig


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