Staying Safe in the Castro

Everyone should feel that they are safe and can have fun in the Castro. One of the best ways to ensure this is to look out for yourself and your neighbors by reporting suspicious activity to the police. Below you will find ways to contact the police and also information on how to help protect yourself and your neighbors.

General Police Information
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (415) 553-0123
File a Report Online
Submit a Tip Online
Or text your tip anonymously to TIP411 or 847411 in the “To” field and the keyword SFPD in the text field, followed by the message.

Mission Police Station
630 Valencia Street
(415) 558-5400
Northern Police Station
1125 Fillmore Street
(415) 614-3400
Park Police Station
1899 Waller Street
(415) 242-3000

Stop the Violence PlacardStop the Violence Signs
If you are under attack and you need help you can run inside places with this sign posted and someone will help you.As part of the Stop The Violence Campaign, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have handed out hundreds of these placards to Castro area merchants and residents to post in their windows.

CCOP Star and Flag & BorderVolunteer with Castro Community on Patrol
The Castro Community on Patrol is a volunteer safety group that works closely with the City and the SFPD to provide an additional set of “eyes and ears” for the police. They provide a visible presence through safety ambassadors who offer information on how to stay safe in the Casto and also give away free safety whistles. Click here to get involved.
Neighborhood Watch SignStart a Neighborhood Watch
One of the most effective ways to reduce neighborhood crime is for neighbors to get acquainted, and to work together toward the goal of making their neighborhood safer. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch, first check this map to see if there is already one in your neighborhood. Otherwise, contact Troy Sanders with SF Safe at (415) 553-1966 for help in starting one.

If we have missed anything, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll put it up ASAP.

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