How it all began
Chandra is a pioneer of change on how the world look at crimes on women and girls, especially African American women and girls. Inv Chandra Cleveland is the President & (CEO) of Columbia Private Investigations & Consultants, LLC, C. Cleveland Speaks, and Palmetto Youth Connection DBA Ladies Armed With Knowledge. Chandra is also a Executive Protection Body Guard for the Stars such Atlanta’s Bad Girls Club, Housewives Of Atlanta, Little Women of Atlanta, Patti LaBelle and Steve Harvey to name a few. Chandra is well educated in investigations of crimes against women and girls, which is an organization that strives to improve laws for Sex Trafficking and train law enforcement, communities and businesses to recognize Sex Trafficking.
Chandra has been very instrumental in rescuing several victims of Sex Trafficking in our communities, and continues to be a voice to inform parents of the latest social media dangers. Chandra was the hired investigator in the case of missing cheerleader Gabbie Swainson, and was responsible for convincing law enforcement that Gabbie had been abducted, she had been labeled a runaway.
Chandra has been seen on Nancy Grace, Michael Baisden Show, Yolanda Adams Show, and Black and Missing. She is also an Investigator "Cheaters" for the South Carolina area.
A native of Columbia, SC, Cleveland began her career in law enforcement with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Patrol division in 1989 and served until 2006. In 2002, she was assigned as the first black female Internal Affairs Investigator, and she earned top honors as the first female to be Deputy of The Year for The State of SC. During her tenure she developed an incredible reputation for being tough and highly informed on juvenile crimes, gang activities in our communities.
Cleveland is a graduate of Benedict College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching children with Special Needs. She is a graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Her resume illustrates that she is a Certificated Juvenile Investigator Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Intimate Partner Violence Advocate, and a member of The Brook Church.