Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-02
Uniform - Recruit Training
Issue Date:19 August 2019Effective Date:19 August 2019
Rescinds:09 September 2015 Version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Uniform and Equipment Requirements
  • A.This directive prescribes uniform and equipment requirements for probationary police officers undergoing recruit training at the Education and Training Division.
  • B.Upon entering field training, probationary police officers will adhere to uniform requirements consistent with the Department directive titled "Uniform and Appearance Standards."
  • C.Upon the completion of recruit training, probationary police officers are required to own and maintain the prescribed uniform and equipment items listed in the Department directive titled "Prescribed Uniform and Equipment Items."
  • D.The Deputy Chief, Education and Training Division, may require probationary police officers to own and maintain additional uniform and equipment items not listed in this directive.
II.Introductory Package
III.Physical Training Equipment
  • A.BDU:
    • 1.See Uniform Specification U06-03-06—Uniform—BDU.
    • 2.Chicago Police Department and City of Chicago shoulder patches will not be worn on the BDU uniform.
  • B.Sweat Shirt:
    • 1.Will be medium weight 50% polyester / 50% cotton, long sleeve, with rib collar and bottom and collarette cuff with the probationary police officer's name in white two-inch letters across the front.
    • 2.Color: navy blue.
  • C.Sweat Pants:
    • 1.Will be medium in weight 50% polyester / 50% cotton, plain, full length, with elastic cuffs and elastic drawstring waist.
    • 2.Color: navy blue.
  • D.Tee Shirt:
    • 1.Will be medium in weight 50% polyester / 50% cotton, short sleeve with the probationary police officer's name in white two-inch letters across the front.
    • 2.Color: ash grey.
  • E.Shorts:
    • 1.Will be medium in weight 50% polyester / 50% cotton, plain.
    • 2.Color: navy blue.
  • F.Shoes:
    • 1.Will be good quality athletic shoes.
    • 2.Color: white with white rubberized type, non-marring sole.
  • G.Socks:
    • 1.Ankle-high crew socks with no marking or color stripes.
    • 2.Color: white.
  • H.Redman Helmet
  • I.Double Mouth Guard with Case
  • J.Safety Goggles
IV.Uniform—Bicycle Patrol
See Uniform Specification (U06-03-04—Uniform—Bicycle Patrol).
V.Gun Belt Appurtenances and Associated Equipment
Exposed hardware on duty equipment will be silver in color. Duty belt will be 2¼" wide "Sam Brown" type. Leather or leather-like material (plain black in color, with no design).
  • A.Duty Holster:
    Minimum Level 2 retention is required, plain black in color. Duty holster must be worn on the strong side. A "drop shank" is optional.
  • B.Pistol-Mounted Light (Optional):
    The pistol-mounted light will meet the requirements consistent with Department directive U04-02-01—Department Approved Handguns and Ammunition.
    If a recruit chooses to affix a pistol-mounted light to his or her duty weapon, the holster must correctly accommodate this optional item.
  • C.Handcuffs:
    Good quality chain link type (no hinged cuffs).
  • D.Handcuff Case:
    Plain black in color, snap closure.
  • E.Magazine Pouch:
    • 1.Double compartment,
    • 2.capable of being worn vertically,
    • 3.plain black in color, and
    • 4.snap closure.
  • F.OC Holder and Inert OC Spray:
    Plain black in color, snap closure.
  • G.Baton Ring:
    Plain black in color.
  • H.Key Snap Ring:
    Plain black in color.
  • I.Belt Keepers:
    Plain black in color, four required.
  • J.Eye Protection:
    • 1.Clear, high-impact lenses, glass or polycarbonate;
    • 2.that does not interfere with the proper wearing of hearing protection.
    Chemistry goggles or shaded lenses of any kind are not acceptable.
  • K.Hearing Protection:
    • 1.Polycarbonate/plastic construction,
    • 2.earmuff style, and
    • 3.minimum of 21 DB noise reduction.
    Electronically filtered earmuffs are not authorized for use on the academy range. Soft inner ear plugs may be worn under but not in place of the hearing protection earmuffs.
  • L.Snap Caps:
    • 1.9mm caliber
    • 2.Minimum of 10 required.
  • M.Pistol Case:
    Polycarbonate/plastic or metal construction, capable of being locked securely with a key or combination lock that fits the case.
  • N.Cleaning Kit:
    Containing the following:
    • 1.Cleaning rod, brass or aluminum, swivel handle
    • 2.Bore brush, brass bristle, 9mm caliber
    • 3.Slotted tip
    • 4.Patch jag of 9mm caliber
    • 5.Cleaning solvent
    • 6. Firearm lubricant
    • 7.Utility brush, plastic or nylon, toothbrush design
    • 8.Utility brush, (copper, brass, or bronze) toothbrush design
    • 9.Patches, 9mm caliber
    • 10. Disposable rags
    • 11.Old shirt, to wear over uniform
    • 12.Latex gloves.
  • O.Flashlight:
    See Uniform Specification U06-01-32—Flashlight—Personal.
VI.Advanced Package
(Items indicated in italtics/double underline have been added or revised)
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
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