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Hytera and Silke Communications partner to provide radios for the Police Unity Tour

Date: 2017-05-23
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When a multi-state bicycle ride has 450+ participants, keeping track of the riders and support people can be a daunting task. When those participants include police officers and survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, communication throughout the tour becomes mission critical. Hytera, a leading global provider of professional mobile radio (PMR) communications solutions, partnered with Silke Communications to provide digital portable radios in support of the Police Unity Tour - Challenge Ride earlier this month. The “Challenge Ride” began in Somerset, New Jersey on May 9th and ended 250 miles later in Washington, DC on May 12th.

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With more than 2,000 bicycles and motorcycles nationwide expected to make the trip this year, dependable communication was a vital component to success of the tour and safety of all involved. 

“The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty,” said Nate Pieske, captain of the Oregon team attached to the Southern California Chapter (7) of the Police Unity Tour.  “The Challenge Ride, with over 400 riders, spans over one full mile. We have ride marshals, lead and tail riders, a mechanic truck and trailer, medic units, and numerous support vehicles. We are excited to work with Hytera and Silke to provide the radios to help keep our riders safe.”

“Hytera has supplied radios for events ranging from global summit conferences to the past two Olympics and we are proud to provide our radios to such an important cause,” said Kevin Nolan, Marketing Director, West for Hytera. “Along with our communications dealer, Silke Communications, we are honored to participate.”

Proceeds from the National Unity Tour go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In 2016 the tour raised $2.5 million, bringing the total donations to more than $20 million.

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Hytera, 5/8/17)

Photos from Police Unity Tour VIII Facebook page

 

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