About Police Unity Tour Northern California Chapter 13

In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.

Starting with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. which raised $18,000.00. In May of 2015 1,900 members nationwide made the trip, and we are proud to announce that we were able to donate over 1.9 Million Dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing our total donations to nearly 18 Million Dollars

In 2003 three members of the Oakland Police Department participated in the Police Unity Tour. In the years following word spread and with a combined effort from a number of agencies the Police Unity Tour, Northern California Chapter 13 was formed in 2007. This year 113 members from the Northern California Chapter will be making the annual trip. In addition to our cyclists we will be traveling with 9 motorcycles and Officers that will assist our journey.

Over the years our chapter has been the home for a number of law enforcement personnel and survivors of Police Officers killed in the line of duty from not only Northern California but a number of Western States.  Over the years the Police Unity Tour has proved to be the single largest donor of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

In late 2005, the Police Unity Tour pledged $5 Million in support of the NationalLawEnforcementMuseum. Just steps away from the memorial, with cutting-edge interactive exhibitions and state-of-the-art audio/visual programs, the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum will serve as an important bridge between law enforcement's past and present, between the heroes of yesteryears and those who have followed in their footsteps, and between America's peace officers and the public they serve. The Museum is designed to increase public understanding and support for law enforcement and to promote law enforcement safety in a world-class facility that will add character and depth to the already rich museum community in our Nation's Capital.

Additionally the Police Unity Tour has taken the initiative to maintain an integral part in the upkeep and operation of the memorial. Having completed the $5 Million commitment to the Museum in 2009, the Police Unity Tour dedicated the 2010 ride to the restoration of the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The $1.1 Million restoration project included the re-engraving, coating and sealing of the more than the 20,000 names on the memorial as well as the cleaning of the walls and other memorial improvements.

Each year we do this for one reason:

“WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED”