Chris Fredenburg, CIM Trainer

Saginaw Township Police Officer for nearly 20 years  and is currently an Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist, overseeing the safety and security of schools and businesses.  Being certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), he developed and implemented innovative

crime prevention initiatives directly responsible for reduction in crime in the business district, schools, malls, places of worship and apartment complexes.   


Susan Mynsberge, Executive Administrator

Retired from the Michigan Department of State as an executive administrator and driver analyst.  Susan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwood University in Business Administration.  She is the account executive and coordinator of training. 


Rudi Nitschmann, CIM Trainer

Retired from the Michigan State Police after 29 years as a Trooper with 26

years on the Emergency Support Team.  Rudi is an expert in Tactical Field Operations Training, Level 2 and Instructor, Rapid Response Instructor,

Tubular Assault Instructor and Field Craft Instructor.  He was also a member

of the U.S. Army - Special Reaction Team.   Rudi has responded to more

active shooter responses than anyone else in the nation. 

Critical Incident Management Staff

Thomas Mynsberge, President/Founder of CIM

Retired from the Michigan State Police (MSP) after 27 years.  A twenty year veteran of the MSP Emergency Support Team (SWAT),  Tom draws his real life experiences into this training so he can unify both private and public response

to violent incidents, hazardous material responses and bomb threats.   He is a respected trainer in command and control in these types of incidents.

The Critical Incident Management (CIM) Program was initiated in 2001.  The Program has continued to modify and improve to set precedence in crisis response as a national standard.  The effective interface of staff, support staff, administrations, and first responders creates a unified response to minimize the impact on our schools, businesses, and government units.  All personnel receive training on their specific roles but also receive training in the roles of the other counterparts to understand the overall objectives each entity provides.   The training includes:

Staff Training, our first line of defenders for students, patrons, and clients.  Each is trained in responses to school/business/government violence, securing against threats, bomb threats, shelter in place for hazardous materials and hostage survival.  Administrators are trained in the oversight of employees for support and resource management.

"Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail" -  Benjamin Franklin 

​W. Darryl Ellis, CIM Trainer

Recently retired as Police Chief/Public Safety Administrator for Montrose, MI.  Prior to his position as Director, he retired from the Michigan State Police as a Lieutenant in the Narcotics Division.  Darryl is a former President in the American Police Chaplains Association.  Darryl is also a specialized canine handler with the MSP.  

2018 Public Safety "Best Of" Award


Established:  2001

Owner: Thomas Mynsberge

Certifications: CIM Certified Trainer


Areas of expertise:  Business, School, Government, Police and Fire Response, Hospital & Medical Centers, and Place of Worship Crisis Management.  CIM has provided training at many statewide and national seminars for crisis response training in these fields.   They have been recognized for their professional, realistic and practical responses.

A new program recently introduced is a certified Tactical Field Operations Training course for locating lost and hostile subjects.  This is an MCOLES approved course.

The CIM Team is committed to assist our clients should they ever be under siege.  Our particular expertise is a professional response and guidance in the civilian world to these types of crises.  No other entity offers this type of service/commitment.

Richard Casanova, CIM Trainer

Retired after 23 years with the Michigan State Police and 19 years on the MSP Emergency Support Team and over 800 tactical activations.  Rich is a Krav Maga, Defensive Tactics, Sniper/Counter Sniper, QUAD, and Tubular Assault Instructor.  He was also a ten-year veteran of the USMC Desert Shield/Desert Storm activation.