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The History of Police Motor Units LLC


The History of Police Motor Units.com

 In Sept. 2008 the concept of a web site devoted to Police Motorcycle Units was formed. A friend told me about web.com, a place where I could build my web site. It started out as a site of pictures of police Motorcycles. Shortly after being up and running, emails starting rolling in asking questions. Things like What motorcycle did this agency use during the 1950's? While researching a department sent me a 100 page history of the Motor Unit. I starting asking departments for their Motorcycle Unit History. With in a few months I had almost 60 Department Histories with photos spanning back to the 1910. With this information the site started to grow, to all things Police Motorcycle History. Working close with Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, the Archives Department and the Police Fleet Department. BMW, Indian Motorcycle Company, Excelsior Henderson, Thor and Kawasaki Motor Company. Then it was helmets, Sirens, Lights, Radios, and then formalized training, of motor officers in the 1980's and in the 1990's Police Motorcycle Rodeos. This then pushed Police Motor Units to help continue training of Active Motor Officers.

In April of 2009 Squad Fitters a Police Motorcycle Supply company was kind enough to share their tent at the South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo.  Armed with a note book and a shirt, Policemotorunits.com premiered to the public. 

In 2010 AmeriGas donated a Tent and Sign. With this tent and sign Police Motor Units.com went on to preserve the history and go to police motorcycle rodeos. Departments got photos of their Motors in front of the sign and the show case motorcycle of Policemotorunits.com.  From 2011thru 2014 the display started growing, Brought some photos, history and patches in the tent.

In 2015 with the purchase of a 2015 Horton trailer to transport the 1997 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Police Motorcycle to rodeos and events came birth to the Mobile Museum.  Also, in 2015 Robert M. Tritt of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), donated a custom 10x10 Tent with a back wall to Policemotorunits.com.  Using the Black and Gold colors in fit great to the Black Trailer.

 In 2016 policemotorunits.com became Police Motor Units LLC.  Also, in 2016 while at a Police Rodeo in Daytona Beach, FL at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson, The Kawasaki’s Starter Motor died. With no way to repair it in time for the rodeo, Harley-Davidson offered a loaner motorcycle.  This led to the purchase of a 2015 Police Electra Glide Harley-Davidson Motorcycle “Motor 1” has this is the first Police Motor Units LLC motorcycle, which is our flagship motorcycle.

Motor 1 was a demo motorcycle for Harley-Davidson as was ridden by Will Rossmeyer.  Will is the son of Bruce Rossmeyer.  Now Will is a Partner of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson.  Will put on 1,100 Miles before the purchase of the Motorcycle. 

Today, the Mobile Museum travels to different events and rodeos during the year.  Motor Units still take photos in front of the mobile museum to represent their heritage.  We are still growing and learning, hope you continue with us.

Squad Fitters 2008

Policemotorunits.com with Squad Fitters at the 2009 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Policemotorunits.com with Squad Fitters at the 2009 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Policemotorunits.com with Squad Fitters at the 2009 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Amerigas Donation of the Tent and Banner 2010

Amerigas Donation of the Tent and Banner 2010

2011 at the South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Baton Rouge, LA Police Department 

Boca Raton, FL Police Department

Coral Springs, FL Police Department

Delray Beach, FL Police Department

Florida Highway Patrol

Florida State University Police Department

Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department

Hollywood, FL Police Department

Margate, FL Police Department

Miami Beach, FL Police Department

Miami Gardens, FL Police Department

Miami-Dade County, FL Police Department

Miramar, FL Police Department

New Symrna Beach, FL Police Department

North Miami, FL Police Department

Ocala, FL Police Department

Osceola County, FL Sheriff's Office

Orange County, FL Sheriff's Office

Orland, FL Police Department

Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff's Office

Pembroke Pines, FL Police Department

Plantation, FL Police Department

Prince George County, MD Police Department

Sarasota County, FL Sheriff's Office

Sarasota, FL Police Department

Seminole County, FL Sheriff's Office

Seminole Tribal Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach, FL Police Department

Sunrise, FL Police Department

Tallahassess, FL Police Department

University of Maryland Police Department

2015 Horton Trailer (Mobile Museum)

The Policemotorunits.com Custom Tent and Back Wall Donated by Robert M. Tritt

The Primere Palmetto Police Motorcycle Skills Competition 2015 Charleston, SC

 

The Mobile Museum with the KZ 1000 and the HD Electra Glide 2016

Alachua County, FL Sheriff's Office 2015

Biscayne Park, FL Police Department 2018

Boca Raton, FL Police Department 2016

Brevard County, FL Sheriff's Office 2015

Broward County, FL Sheriff's Office 2018

Cape Coral, FL Police Department 2016

Cedar Grove, NJ Police Department 2015

Charleston County, SC Sheriff's Office 2015 

Charleston County, SC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 2015

Charlotte County, FL Sheriff's Office 2016

Coco, FL Police Department 2015

Coconut Creek, FL Police Department 2018

Coral Springs, FL Police Department 2016

Coral Springs, FL Police Department 2018

Davie, FL Police Department 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department 2018

Georgia Public Safey Training Center 2015

Georgia Highway Patrol 2018

Greenville County, SC Sheriff's Office 2015

Hendry County, GA Police Department 2018

Hillsbouogh County, FL Sheriff's Office 2015

Lady Lake, FL Police Department 2016

Lakeland, FL Police Department 2018

Lauderhill, FL Police Department 2018

Margate, FL Police Department 2018

McKinney, TX Police Department 2018

Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff's Office 2015

Melbourne, FL Police Department 2015

Miramar, FL Police Department 2016

Miramar, FL Police Department 2018

New York City, NY Police Department 2015

North Charleston, SC Police Department 2015

North Myrtle Beach, SC Public Safety 2015

Orange County, FL Sheriff's Office

Osceola County, FL Sheriff's Office 2015

Paterson, NJ Police Department 2015

Pembroke Pines, FL Police Department 2016

Pembroke Pines, FL Police Department 2018

Plantation, FL Police Department 2018

Prince George County, MD Police Department 2016

Sarasota County, FL Sheriff's Office 2016

Sarasota County, FL Sheriff's Office 2018

Seminole Tribal, FL Police Department 2016

Seminole Tribal, FL Police Department 2018

South Carolina Highway Patrol 2016

Summerville, SC Police Department 2016

University of Maryland 2016

Volusia County, FL Sheriff's Office 2015

West Melboure, FL Police Department 2016

West Palm Beach, FL Police Department 2015

Could iconic police motorcycle sidecars be taking their final rides?

Washington Post

By Peter Hermann March 18, 2016

Police Motor Units LLC and Steve would like to Thank Kawasaki and the Riders of Kawasaki (ROK) for the great article about the Motor 748 in their online Magazine "Accelerate" 2012. Here is the link to read the article. http://accelerate.presspublisher.us/issue/issue-1-2013/article/police1