Sandy Wall
Sandy Wall

Sandy Wall

Sandy Wall Bio

M. L. “Sandy” Wall is a retired Master Peace Officer and a 28-year veteran of the Houston Police Department.   He has worked in Patrol, Narcotics, and has served 22 years on the HPD SWAT Detail. He served as a Team Leader for more than 12 years.

After Law Enforcement he worked for Safariland Group as Director of Training for 15 years.

He co-authored, “Training the SWAT Trainer”. (Thomas publishing)

Author of the novel, “The Long Road Home, Infinity Sky Learning, Publisher

He is a multi-patent owner and inventor of the WallBanger Tactical System.  Owner and CEO of Less Lethal Options, LLC.

He has been recognized in the U.S. Federal Courts as a subject matter expert in Less Lethal Munitions and Tactics. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association and Tactical Response Magazine. He has instructed for the FBI, TTPOA, MSTOA, CATO, NTOA, LTPOA, ATOA, Florida SWAT Association, CATI, ALERRT and the US State Department.

He continues to instruct and provide subject matter expert testimony in civil and criminal cases.

Accomplishments include:

  • Four Police Chief’s Commendations for his actions
  • 1992 Houston Police “Officer of the Year’ award.
  • He was the 1999 winner of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association state-wide “Super SWAT” competition.
  • Holds the Houston Police Department’s highest rating of “Distinguished Expert” in firearms qualification.
  • Recipient of the TTPOA “Excellence Award” and “Lifetime Achievement”
  • TCOLE instructor in firearms, and Master Instructor in impact munitions, chemical agents, distraction devices as well as many other levels of force.
  • Three-term past president of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association
  • Recipient of the 2006 National Association of Police Officers “Top Cop Award” for the State of Texas
  • Inducted into the Monadnock Instructor’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2018