S.U. Tyehimba, CPP, CCDI
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.
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.
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.
Tyehimba is available for seminars, workshops and panel presentations;
as well as speaking engagements.