“Building A Safer Community For Everyone”

In response to the mass murder of LGBTQ+ victims at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12 in 2016 and Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 19-20, 2022 two nonprofit community volunteer safety programs came together to develop and deliver Active Shooter training for the LGBTQ+ community at large. Out of this effort, the San Francisco LGBTQ+ Community Safety Program was born in 2022.


Recognizing that the broader LGBTQ+ community within the San Francisco is a likely target for violence from individuals and organized groups, the development of a coordinated effort to enhance safety and security in the overall community throughout San Francisco and beyond by collaborating, sharing information, and working together to mitigate and minimize challenges that are identified and recognized through a group effort, rather than as individual entities is essential.

The San Francisco LGBTQ+ Community Safety Program was established to address this, and many other concerns.


Recognizing that a truly multi-disciplinary approach to Targeted Violence Prevention (TVP) and Soft Target (ST) and Crowded Places (CP) cohesive safety is essential, we collaborate closely with multiple governmental and private agencies and groups to develop up-to-date and valuable training information and to provide resources and support to our membership within this space.

Early identification and appropriate reporting of mental health or behavioral abnormalities in individuals to multi-disciplinary assessment and response teams is an essential component in helping to mitigate or avoid violent incidents and provide care and services to those most in need of them. Avoiding the tendency to Silo ourselves into our “own world view” by working together and sharing information, ideas, strategies, and resources offers the best opportunity of strengthening our communities overall, and reducing the likelihood of a violent act occurring.

To this multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, we work with and strongly encourage that you collaborate with amongst many others:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Secret Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • State of California Office of Emergency Services
  • Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
  • Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
  • San Francisco Sheriff’s Office
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • San Francisco Fire Department

We provide training classes and information on resources and grant funding to SF-LGBTQ+-CSP members:

  • Active Shooter – Terrorist Incident – Event Protection;  Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced training classes for bars, clubs, and businesses
  • Active Shooter; Basic training class for the community
  • Event Protection training class for event organizers
  • Risk Assessment training class
  • Emergency Response Plan training class
  • Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management team training class


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