The CCS campus consists of the Ford Campus and the Taubman Center. Uniformed Campus Safety officers patrol the interior of all buildings, the campus grounds and contiguous roadways.

Services provided by Campus Safety also include:

  • First Aid services
  • arrangements for emergency medical transport
  • parking management
  • shuttle drivers
  • crime prevention programs
  • safety education.

Working closely with both the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne State University Police Department, Campus Safety maintains a safe community and a quality of life that supports the educational mission of the College.

Campus Safety personnel are stationed at the following campus locations:

Ford Campus  - 313-664-7444   

  • Kresge Ford Building – first floor B side of building (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • Art Centre Building – first floor lobby (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • Walter B. Ford II Building – first floor atrium (hours vary)
  • Manoogian Building – first floor (hours vary)

Taubman Center  - 313-664-1444

  • First floor east entrance (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • First floor south entrance lobby (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • First floor north lobby (hours vary)


CCS Campus Safety officers patrol campus at all times and in all weather conditions. Minimum staffing levels are maintained through any weather emergency either by holding over previous shifts to cover for officers who cannot reach campus, or by assisting with transportation arrangements for Campus Safety personnel who cannot otherwise reach campus for their shift.

Reporting Criminal and Other Serious Incidents

Should a member of the CCS community observe or suspect criminal or suspicious activity, we ask that this information be promptly reported to Campus Safety office located on the first floor of the Taubman Center or the first floor of the Kresge Ford Building on the Ford Campus. Our officers can accept reports in person or by telephone. Campus Safety’s phone number for routine calls is 313-664-7444 on the Ford Campus and 313-664-1444 at the Taubman Center. Both lines are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Campus Safety Officers are non-sworn officers and have no powers of arrest. They may investigate incidents and detain individuals until the arrival of police. Victims or witnesses may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics by informing Campus Safety that you wish this information to remain confidential.

CCS encourages all members of the College community to engage in accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to Campus Security and the appropriate law enforcement agencies, when the victim of the crime elects not to, or is unable to, make such a report. Prompt reporting is important as it facilitates immediate investigation and the preservation of evidence. Reports may form the basis of criminal charges (violations of state or federal law) and/or college discipline cases (violations of the Code of Student Conduct).

Complainants may also file criminal reports directly with the Wayne State Police Department at (313) 577-2222 or the Detroit Police Department at (313) 224-1212. Complainants wishing to file a criminal report with the Wayne State or Detroit Police Departments may request assistance with initial procedures from CCS Campus Safety. Once a criminal report is filed with the Wayne State or Detroit Police, the decision to prosecute is made at the discretion of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is also responsible for providing follow-up communication with the complainant.

Reports & Statistics

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is committed to assisting all members of the CCS community in providing for their own safety and security.  This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by CCS; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the combined Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, please call 313.664.7475 and a copy will be mailed to you.

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Crime Statistics

The College reports to the U.S. Department of Education and discloses in this report statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning the number of each of the following crimes that occurred on or within its Clery Geography and that are reported to local police agencies or to a CCS Campus Security Authority. 

Ford Campus and Taubman Center Combined:

2017 Crime Statistics Combined

Ford Campus Only:

2017 Ford Campus Crime Stats 9.28.17

Taubman Center Only:

2017 TC Crime Stats 9.28.17

Hate Crimes

The College discloses in its annual security report statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning the number of hate crimes that occurred on or within the College’s Clery Geography and that are reported to local police agencies or to a CCS Campus Security Authority. The College discloses the number of the following crimes that are determined to be hate crimes: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter; negligent manslaughter; rape; fondling; incest; statutory rape; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; larceny-theft; simple assault; intimidation; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; dating violence; domestic violence; and stalking. If any such crimes are determined to be hate crimes, the College will (1) identify by type of crime the number of crimes that are determined to be hate crimes and (2) identify the category of bias that motivated the crime (i.e., the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability).

2016:     No crimes determined to be Hate Crimes
2015:     No crimes determined to be hate crimes
2014:     No crimes determined to be hate crimes

Fires reported previous three years



BuildingDate/TimeCauseInjuriesDeaths$ Damage
Art Centre BuildingNone Reported
Taubman Center HousingNone Reported


BuildingDate/TimeCauseInjuriesDeaths$ Damage
Art Centre BuildingNone Reported
Taubman Center HousingNone Reported


BuildingDate/TimeCauseInjuriesDeaths$ Damage
Art Centre BuildingNone Reported
Taubman Center HousingNone Reported

Emergency Notification

Upon confirmation that a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees is occurring on campus or on nearby city streets, CCS will provide notification to the campus community. Any such notification will be provided by the following methods:

  • The College for Creative Studies uses an electronic emergency notification system called Alert Emergency Notification System.  This system has the capability of sending electronic emergency notices regarding severe weather, school closings and emergency situations to all students, staff and faculty via their CCS email account, desktop computer on campus and cell phone (if registered with the Alert system).  In the event of an emergency situation on campus, the message will include the location of the emergency and instructions on what action to take.  
    • All students, faculty and staff are urged to provide current personal cell phone so that we can contact you as quickly as possible in the event of an actual emergency. Cell phone numbers are especially important as these devices provide the fastest and most effective way for users to receive Your personal cell phone number will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Register your information with the Campus Emergency Alert Program by going to your Blackboard account and completing the alert notification system section.
  • CCS’s website—when it is deemed necessary, the College will also utilize the website’s home page to inform and update community members about an emergency occurring on campus. The web alert will contain information about the nature of the emergency and the steps being taken to address the situation.

Policy on Sexual Misconduct

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Card Access to Campus Facilities

CCS’s SmART Card for academic and residential buildings is intended to provide greater security and access control throughout the campus. Students, faculty and staff are required to present a CCS identification card directly in front of a proximity reader or, during regular business hours, must show the identification card to Campus Safety personnel upon request. Authorized cardholders will be granted access. Proximity readers can detect when a reader-controlled door is forced or held open. If a door is forced or held open for too long, it will alert Campus Safety. Card access falls under the umbrella of Campus Safety and is subject to the rules and regulations of Campus Safety relative to access privileges.

The CCS campus is designed to serve the needs of the CCS community, and several areas of the campus are open to the public as well. These areas include the CCS galleries, the CCS Bookstore, and certain dining facilities among other locations. The Conference Center located on the 11th floor of the Taubman Center is often used as a public venue, in which case a member of the safety staff is stationed in the lobby to monitor entry and exit by members of the public.

Building security is the responsibility of the entire community; please do not treat it lightly. If you observe a door that is propped open, close it and advise the Campus Safety Dispatch Office at 313-664-7444 (or 1444). If you are issued keys, be aware of the responsibility that comes with them. A missing key could be used by anyone at any time. CCS residence halls and campus buildings are accessible with a CCS ID card. If your CCS ID card is lost or stolen, please report it to Campus Safety immediately. Your missing card will need to be deactivated to prevent someone who finds it from gaining unauthorized access to CCS buildings. Campus Safety will issue you a new card to replace your lost or stolen card.

Daily Crime & Fire Log

The Office of Campus Safety maintains a written, easily understood daily crime and fire safety log that meets all Clery Act requirements. The daily crime log records, by the date the crime was reported, any crime that occurred within the relevant Clery Geography and that is reported to Campus Safety. The log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime and the disposition of the complaint, if known. As required by regulation, the Office of Campus Safety makes an entry or an addition to an entry to the log within two business days of the report of the information to Campus Safety, unless that disclosure is prohibited by law or would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim. CCS may withhold information from the daily crime log if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of the information would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence. CCS will not disclose information that would cause an adverse effect, and CCS will disclose any information withheld once the adverse effect is no longer likely to occur.

A log covering the past 60 days is available for public inspection upon request, by contacting the Director of Campus Safety at 313-664-1440, during normal business hours. Campus Safety will make any portion of the log that is older than 60 days available for inspection within two business days of a request. For purposes of this section, “business day” means Monday through Friday, excluding any day when the institution is closed.