Crisis Management Plan

The College has a Crisis Management Plan, developed by Campus Safety and Human Resources, that details procedures for responding to man-made and natural emergencies that might confront the College. The plan covers medical emergencies, crimes in progress, bomb threats, tornadoes and fires. The focus is on reporting emergencies, critical infrastructure assessment, evacuations of buildings, recovery of services and return to operating standards. The full plan is available on the CCS Policy Database and, additionally, a pamphlet is available from Campus Safety with important summary information.

Security Procedures and Services

If you notice any suspicious or inappropriate activity, please notify the Security office (extension 7444, Ford Campus or extension 1444, Taubman Campus) immediately, or push the red “assistance button” on one of the Emergency phones located around each campus and in the parking decks. When Campus Safety is notified of an incident, they will take the appropriate action to ensure your safety on campus.

In addition to the emergency phones and patrols, activity on campus and in the parking deck at CCS is monitored and digitally recorded by 250 closed circuit television cameras strategically placed on the campuses.

If you become a victim of a crime while on campus or in the vicinity of campus, call Security immediately or report to the Campus Safety office on the main level of the Kresge-Ford Building, across from the CCS bookstore or on the main floor of the Taubman Center. Campus Safety will provide immediate assistance and first aid if required.  If additional assistance is needed, the shift supervisor will make the necessary notifications.

If at any time you would like an escort anywhere on campus, dial extension 7444 at the Ford Campus and 1444 at the Taubman Center and let the Campus Safety officer know your location.  The on duty supervisor will send a Campus Safety officer to escort you to your indicated destination on campus.

A pamphlet on emergency procedures is available in each administrative office.  Additional copies can be obtained from the Office of Campus Safety and Security or the Human Resources office.


The emergency notification system, Everbridge, is maintained by the Security administrative staff to send out emergency notifications to all personnel enrolled in the program. In addition to electronic notification, the system has the capability to send emergency messages to computer labs and electronic information monitors on both campuses in case of a critical incident.  To enroll, log on to Blackboard, locate the Quick Links menu on the left hand side, select Alert Notifications, and click on “SIGN-UP NOW” for Everbridge.