About TSI's President & CEO
Watani S. U. Tyehimba. CPP, CCDI
Board Certified in Security Management (CPP), Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI), 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 5 of those years he worked as an apprentice private investigator in Los Angeles in order to qualify for his own private investigator's license.
Tyehimba Services, Inc. (TSI) specializing in Criminal Defense Investigations and Protective Services was established in Georgia in 1997. For 3 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 qualified and testified as an expert witness in forensic firearms evidence and reconstruction of crime scenes and shooting incidents for the Superior Courts of Georgia and 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, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Arizona Public Defender Association and National Association for Public Defense.
In 1998 and 2006, he served as a subject matter expert (SME) to review and revise both the Private Detective and Security Agencies 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, personal Protection and Refuse to be a Victim 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.