Cal Black grew up in the Chicago area, graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN in 1966. Cal served in the FBI from 1969-1983 in Jackson, San Francisco (and Oakland RA), FBIHQ, and Indianapolis. Some responsibilities included Informant Coordinator, Applicant Coordinator, Special Agents Legal Defense Fund Representative, Physical Fitness Coordinator, Bank Robbery Coordinator, Senior SWAT Team Leader and Firearms and Defense Tactics Instructor.
Subsequent to Bureau service Cal became Vice President and Director of Corporate Security for INB National Bank, Indianapolis. He was elected the first Chairman of the Crime Committee, City of Indianapolis, in 1987. In 1988 he was elected President, Board of Police Commissioners, Crawfordsville, IN. He was a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Services Security Professional, served on the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, and as a Director of D.A.R.E. Indiana, Inc. Cal was named Civilian Commissioner of the SWAT venue for the 2001 World Police and Fire Games in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Central Indiana Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
Cal has been honored by the Indianapolis Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Metropolitan Drug Task Force, the Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Division of the FBI. He was very active in the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman. He helped organize both the national and regional Society conventions in 1993 and 1996 respectively and served as Member-At-Large of the Society from 1991-1994. In 1994 he was elected to a two year term as North Central Regional Vice-President.
In 2000 Cal was selected to serve a three year term as a Trustee of the Former Agents Foundation. Cal is a member of the FBI Agents Association and is a lifetime member of the J. Edgar Hoover Center for Law Enforcement. He is a member of both the Indianapolis and Phoenix chapters of the Society.