... served for twenty (20) years with the Valparaiso Police Department, retiring as Assistant Chief in order to join the staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in October of 1990. Lieutenant Black served his entire tenure at Valparaiso in uniformed patrol, with additional responsibilities as the department training officer for eighteen (18) years; trainer and commander of the tactical unit; and author of more than a dozen departmental programs.
Lieutenant Black graduated from the Eleventh (11th) Basic Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, attended Purdue University from 1967 to 1971, and served in the United States Army Reserve and National Guard from 1970 to 1976. He has also served as the Assistant State Director for the Justice System Training Association and received numerous awards for distinguished service.
Lieutenant Black is currently the Director of Physical Tactics, OIC of the Physical Fitness Assessments, a CIAR certified personal trainer, and certified fitness specialist from several different organizations. Lieutenant Black continues to provide specialized training to private and public sector organizations, universities, law enforcement and the military in the areas of physical tactics, firearms and physical fitness.
Lieutenant Black has studied several types of martial arts for over three (3) decades, holding various ranks up to Yondan in Isshinryu Karatedo as well as fifteen (15) different instructor certifications in the law enforcement use of force arena.