High-Risk Warrant Execution

8 Hours – High Risk Warrant Execution for Team Leaders and Supervisors– M.L. Sandy WALL (23rd May ONLY)

This course will review and critique several real world operations that went tragically wrong and identify problems and solutions that might have prevented injuries and/or the loss of life.

This course will also cover the detailed and pragmatic processes of planning a High Risk Warrant with an effort to avoid or prevent issues with communications, Team movement, equipment, breaching, distractions, searching techniques, contact/cover principles, documentation, and the critique process.

This course will include table top exercise and interaction with students in the planning of simulated High Risk Warrants.


  • Note taking Equipment


  1. 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 has served as an Entry Team Leader for more than 10 years.


He is now the Training Director for Safariland (www.safariland.com) Training Group. He is also the founder of Less Lethal Solutions, Inc. and the inventor of “TheWallBanger”.


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


He has been recognized in the U.S. Federal Courts as a subject matter expert in Less Lethal Munitions and Tactics. He is 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.


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” and “Life Time Achievement”
  • Certified instructor in firearms, and Master Instructor in impact munitions, chemical agents, and 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.