Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-01-16
Trousers - Polyester/Wool Blend, Cargo Pocket
Issue Date:26 August 2019Effective Date:26 August 2019
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Trousers—Polyester/Wool Blend, Cargo Pockets
  • A.DESIGN: .
    Trousers will be manufactured from a male/female uniform pattern. The trousers will incorporate a plain front, two quarter top front pockets, two hip pockets, and two cargo-style pockets. The cargo trousers will be straight leg style.
    • 1.Raeford #6038-30, 75% / 25% polyester/wool, or similar fabric.
    • 2.Raeford # 32030-30, 74% / 25% / 1% polyester/wool/lycra, or similar fabric.
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy blue
    • 1.Pockets: The pocketing fabric is composed of 70% spun polyester and 30% cotton warp, or similar blend.
      • a.Front Pockets: Will be quarter top style with a minimum opening of 6 inches and a minimum depth of 5 ¾ inches measured from the bottom of the pocket opening. Pocket facing will be made of the base fabric and will measure a minimum of 3 inches in width.
      • b.Hip Pockets: Will have a minimum of opening of 5 ½ inches and a minimum depth of 5 ¾ inches measured from the bottom of the pocket opening. Hip pockets will be constructed using the double welt method. The corners of the hip pocket openings will be bar-tacked for reinforcement. The left hip pocket will have a tab to button.
      • c.Cargo Pockets: There will be two cargo pockets, one on each side seam. There will be double-section pleated patch pockets with flaps. The pockets will be centered across the side seam and placed approximately 2 inches below the bottom of the front quarter-top pocket, measuring from the top of the pocket flap. The pocket will be constructed of the shell fabric and lined with the specified pocketing. The top edge of the pocket will be bound. The outside measurements of the pockets are 7 inches wide by 8 ½ inches deep with mitered bottom corners. There will be 1 ½ inch center pleat on each pocket. The pocket will be pointed at the corners and measure 7 ¼ inches wide, 2 ¼ inches deep at the ends, and 3 ½ inches deep at the center point.
        Cargo Pocket Flap: Will be sewn across the top to the inner pocket and down both sides, covering the top edge of the outer pocket. There will be a 1 ½ inch wide x 1 inch deep piece of hook sewn to the inner ply of the flap and a corresponding piece of loop sewn on the pleat of the pocket. There will be a black vislon zipper sewn behind the inner pocket and to the trouser leg so that the zipper is recessed 1 inch from the top of the flap. There will be straight vertical bar-tacks on all four corners of each pocket flap.
    • 2.Waistband: The trouser will be made with a waistband system that provides the wearer with a comfortable fit. The waistband will be constructed using the "closed method" and shall measure 2 inches wide when finished. The waistband shall have reinforced hook and eye closure (crush proof type). The waistband must be topstitched 1/16 inch below the waistband seam for additional strength. The top portion of the inside of the waistband is to consist of the same fabric as used for pocketing (70% polyester, 30% cotton) .The fabric is to be cut on the bias for maximal comfort.
      • a.Upper Waistband Curtain: Will be lined with stretch (Ban-Rol) type canvas. The waistband must be constructed to give adequate fit and breathability.
      • b.Lower Waistband: Is designed to stretch over the hips and keep the proper position of the trouser while movement takes place. The lower portion of the waistband must contain a blend of Polyester, Nylon, Spandex, and a rubberized type fabric which will act as a shirt keeper. In a performance stretch waistband, the upper and lower portions of the waistband will perform different functions.
    • 3.Fly: Will have a metal memory lock zipper. There will be button hole on the inside right fly. The right fly will be lined with the same fabric as the waistband curtain and pocketing. The fly lining will be sewn to the left fly below the zipper in a neat durable manner. A button will be located on the left fly corresponding with the buttonhole. There will be a firm straight bar-tack at the fly going through the zipper tape.
    • 4.Belt Loops: There will be a minimum of seven belt loops, 1 inch in width of double thickness. Each loop must have a nonwoven interlining. All loops must be "dropped" with the bottom loop tacked to the trouser. The top of all belt loops (except for the center back loop) will be caught into the waistband curtain seam. The top of the center back loop will be tacked to the waistband.
    • 5.Stitching: Stitched with matching thread and all stitching to show must be 10-11 stitches per inch.
    • 6.Pressing: Must be neatly pressed on hothead presses and properly shaped. Outseams and inseams must be pressed open. Trousers and shorts must be quality-control checked to assure a professional finish.
    • 7.Sizing: Standard male and female sizing.
    All garments will be permanently labeled with the manufacturer country of origin, size, fiber content, and care instructions. A label indicating that the garment is a Chicago Police Department approved item will be sewn inside the pant. The label will include the date of manufacture. No manufacturer or representative may suggest that a garment is an approved Chicago Police Department garment without prior inspection of a completed sample and written authorization of the Director, Research and Development Division, Chicago Police Department.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR