ABOUT CHAPTER II
The Police Unity Tour Inc.
Welcome to the home page for Chapter II of the Police Unity Tour! Chapter II is based in Southern New Jersey.
In May 1997 Florham Park (NJ) Police Officer Pat Montuore had a simple idea: organize a four day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to ensure that their sacrifice is never forgotten. With that, the Police Unity Tour was formed.
Twenty-six years later, the Police Unity Tour will arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, on May 12th, 2022 with more than 2,600 Police Unity Tour participants including riders, motorcycles and support personnel. These individuals are comprised from nine Police Unity Tour Chapters representing more than 40 states and several countries.
The journey is long and challenging. But for the Police Unity Tour participants, it is what they strive for throughout the year. Through fundraising and physical training, they know that their efforts raise awareness of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many law enforcement officers.
The last leg of the journey ends at the Memorial, where the participants are greeted by friends, family and survivors. Once there, many Police Unity Tour members present remembrance bracelets worn on their wrists throughout the journey to the families of the fallen.
This past May, The Police Unity Tour was proud to donate more than $2.05 million to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing their total donations to more than $30 million over their history.
Inspired by our commitment and our Motto, "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED"®,The Police Unity Tour is the sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Museum's Hall of Remembrance, the design and installation of electronic directories at the Memorial, the Memorial Fund's Officer of the Month Award and Recently Fallen Alert program.
In 1999, 22 members from Southern New Jersey began Chapter II seeing the need to expand the Unity Tour Family. Since then we have grown from 22 to over 200+ members.
Each year we depart from a southern New Jersey town and continue on with stops in Delaware and Maryland. On the last day we merge with Chapter I (North Jersey) and renew our partnership by riding together to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Chapter II starts each year by completing a memorial ride in honor of a fallen brother or sister. In 2022 we will continue that tradition by riding from NJ to Washington, DC.
We are all proud to be part of the Police Unity Tour and we are humbled by the opportunity to "RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED"®
Please take the time to look through our website. The Membership Page will answer some frequently asked questions.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty.
The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.
To access our Forms section, you must be a REGISTERED MEMBER of the WEBSITE. Every registration is approved individually (meaning the registration approval could take 48hrs). Being registered DOES NOT mean you are accepted to the Tour. You must fill out: APPLICATION, MEDICAL FORM, and submit INFORMATION PACKET to be approved to the Tour. If you are new to this area please take a moment to register under the Member Info Menu button. If you register and forget your username and/or password please use the links of forgot password, forgot username. If this does not work and you need further assistance contact Tina Gansert. Please be advised that access to the Member Only Info/Forms area is restricted to Members of the Police Unity Tour Inc. This area is monitored and computer IPs accessing this area are recorded and subject to all applicable federal and state laws.