Fraternal Order of Police is the oldest and largest law
enforcement organization in the world.
Founded in 1915, in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the FOP has grown to over
325,000 members with affiliat lodges in Canada and
The Porter County
Fraternal Order of Police “Ewalt Jantz Lodge #165”
was formed in 1973 and represents over 19 agencies with
over 124 active members. Our lodge is dedicated to the
public and we cannot succeed without the support of the
public that we proudly serve.
Our issues, while varied and oftentimes complex, simply
to seek to rid the street of criminals and provide the
best working environment for those that employ
themselves in that endeavor.
Why/Who is Ewalt Jantz?
Ewalt Jantz, at the time of the charter, was the oldest
living deputy on the Porter County Sheriff’s
Department. Upon the lodges charter year, Ewalt was
employed for the PCSD and was working in the jail.
Ewalt Jantz served as Chief Deputy at one point, and was
loved by everyone. Stories have been told that he was a
Cop for the Cop’s and would have your back on any