About TSI's President & CEO

Watani S.U. Tyehimba, CPP, CCDI (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, and (CCDI), Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator has been in the protective services field since 1972. He has performed duties as a legal investigator and paralegal for law firms in California, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, and New York since 1979. For five of those years he worked as an apprentice private investigator in Los Angeles, California in order to qualify for his own private investigator's license. Tyehimba Services, Inc., specializing in Criminal Defense Investigations and Protective Services was established in Georgia in 1997. For three years, Mr. Tyehimba provided film and music management services for "High Profile" artist Tupac Shakur. This provided him an invaluable insight into the entertainment industry on all levels.

Mr. Tyehimba has been qualified and testified as an expert witness in forensic firearms evidence and the reconstructive aspects of crime scenes and shooting incidents for the Superior Courts of Georgia & Mississippi, and is licensed by the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies as a classroom and firearms instructor; is an Advisory Member for the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council and a faculty member for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, the Georgia Capital Defenders and the National legal Aid & Defender Association.

In 1998 and 2006, he served as a subject matter expert (SME) to review and revise both the Private Detective and Security Agency licensure examination for Georgia. In 1999 he served on the Board of the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators. From 1998 to 2012 he was an adjunct instructor for DeKalb Technical College, teaching the Private Investigation and Security Officer courses. He is also certified by the NRA as a Pistol, Home Firearms Safety and Personal Protection Instructor.

Master Tyehimba co-created a martial arts system entitled Kupigana Ngumi-The New Afrikan Combat System, which is an eclectic system that can be utilized by security and law enforcement personnel, as well as individuals seeking basic skills in personal protection.

Mr. Tyehimba is available for seminars, workshops and panel presentations; as well as speaking engagements.

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Contact Tyehimba Services at: watani@tyehimba.com
2616 Old Wesley Chapel Rd. Suite 105 • Decatur, GA 30034,
404 288-6075 • Fax 404 288-8786

Georgia Company License # PDSC001442

Georgia Classroom & Firearms Instructor Lic. # CFTR000790

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