Tyler was born and raised in Stockton, CA. At 18 he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Nellis AFB. While in the Air Force Tyler became a Noncommissioned Officer. He separated from the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant in 2004 to join the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Tyler’s first assignment as a patrol officer was in the Northeast Area Command. While at NEAC he became a Field Training Officer and was elected by his peers to be their union representative on the Board of Directors.
In 2014 Tyler transferred to the traffic bureau and had to relinquish his position as a representative. In the beginning of 2016 he was asked to be part of the board of directors again by filling an at-large position. During his time on the Board of Directors he has written articles for the LVPPA magazine and was hand selected to be part of the last three contract teams. In July 2016 Tyler was appointed by the board of directors to become an executive board member and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer.