Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-02
Uniform - Probationary Police Officer
Issue Date:09 September 2015Effective Date:09 September 2015
Rescinds:U9161.100
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Introductory Package
II.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 Gray
  • 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: Black or 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
III.Uniform - Bicycle Patrol
See Uniform Specification (U06-03-04 - Uniform - Bicycle Patrol).
IV.Gun Belt Appurtenances and Associated Equipment
Exposed hardware on duty equipment will be silver on color. Duty Belt will be 2 ¼ inches 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 (U04-02-07 - Semiautomatic Pistol-Mounted Lights).
    NOTE:
    If a Probationary Police Officer chooses to affix a pistol-mounted light to their 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.thin temple and frame constructed of wire or polycarbonate that does not interfere with the proper wearing of muff-type hearing protectors; or
    • 3.external, impact resistant, corrective eye wear.
    NOTE:
    Chemistry goggles or shaded lenses of any kind are not acceptable.
  • K.Hearing Protection:
    • 1.polycarbonate/plastic construction,
    • 2.over head /over ear design, and
    • 3.minimum of 21 DB noise reduction.
    NOTE:
    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 the head-design hearing protection.
  • 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 (U9161.204C - Flashlights).
  • P.Off-duty Holster:
    • 1.At least one retaining device
    • 2.Rigid holster design
    • 3.Single magazine pouch for off-duty.
V.Advanced Package
VI.Additional Uniform and Equipment Items
The Deputy Chief, Education and Training Division, may require probationary police officers to own and maintain additional uniform/equipment items not listed in this Department directive.
VII.Additional Prescribed Uniform and Equipment Items
All sworn personnel are required to own and maintain the prescribed uniform/equipment items listed in Department directive U04-01-01 - Prescribed Uniform and Equipment Items.
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-103 PJE