Active Shooter Basic Training Class

Active Shooter Basic Training Class 

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) in association with our safety partner Community Patrol Service (CPS) offers our very popular two-hour ACTIVE SHOOTER basic training class.

T he LGBTQ+ community is always a likely target of violence from many factions in society today, and as history has clearly shown, mass casualty events are something all individuals should consider, plan around, prepare for, and in the worst case scenario, be ready to respond to.

This basic class was developed in this classroom lecture format to introduce the concepts of planning and preparing for the possibility of an Active Shooter or Terrorist Incident. The training will introduce personal awareness concepts and recommend some simple steps for you to consider for normal day to day life and when attending larger community or neighborhood events.

The class teaches a thought-process of graduated risk assessment and threat response and is suitable for anyone of 18 years or older.

WARNING: The subject matter of this class is “challenging” and may be “triggering” for some. We will show an F.B.I. produced video which may elicit fear and discomfort in some attendees.


Chief Ken Craig is head of the Community Patrol Service (CPS) which provides training and assistance to safety organizations worldwide. He is a member of the International Police Association and is one of the original founding members of Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP.) He currently serves as the Community Co-Chair on the SFPD LGBTQ+  Advisory Forum and previously helped to found and lead the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) for eight years.

Chief Craig is also Grand Master Ken Craig, a 9th Degree Black Belt in the Korean Arts of HapMoosaKi-Do and YongChul-Do and an 8th Degree Black Belt in the Koran Art of TaeKwon-Do. He is Secretary on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists and serves on the Sports Committee of the Federation of Gay Games. Grand Master Craig founded and led the nonprofit Triangle Martial Arts Association (TMAA) in 1998 following the horrific murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, providing free and low cost traditional martial arts training and self-defense classes for the LGBTQ+ community in the Castro, throughout San Francisco, and beyond.  TMAA trained hundreds of students during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and saw more than thirty rise to 1st Degree Black Belt rank and a few going beyond this to Master level during this time.  TMAA closed during the world housing financial crisis but Grand Master Craig continues to lead self-defense and other community safety training classes through Castro Community On Patrol and other community organizations.

Chief and Grand Master Craig has extensive experience in the public safety and disaster response areas, and is recognized as a leader and community activist in this area within San Francisco and the Castro neighborhood.



Our training has been recognized and honored by the FBI who awarded us their 2014 Community Leadership award and by the City and County of San Francisco in a ceremony attended by Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, and Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco Police Department. Also present was Special Agent in Charge Robert Tripp of the FBI San Francisco Office.



COMMUNITY focused classes will take place in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, partnering with various suitable training spaces.  These classes are promoted through our website and social media platforms and cost $20/attendee (accommodations can be made for low-income individuals upon request. Contact us using our CONTACT US feature to discuss options.)

NONPROFIT organizations may book a private training class at their own facility on a mutually agreed date and time.  Private nonprofit classes are $40/attendee with an initial non refundable deposit of $400 required to secure the training date.

FOR PROFIT organizations may book a private training class at their own facility on a mutually agreed date and time. Private for profit classes are $50/attendee with an initial non refundable deposit of $500 required to secure the training date.


Castro Community On Patrol (Castro Patrol / CCOP) is a California nonprofit volunteer safety patrol and education corporation that focuses on enhancing safety and security of the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco for residents, businesses, employees, and visitors.



Castro Community On Patrol, 584 Castro Street #731, San Francisco, CA 94114

Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation Tax ID: 99-1829349