Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-09
Uniform - Detention Aide
Issue Date:06 April 2012Effective Date:06 April 2012
Rescinds:
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Uniform - Detention Aide
  • A.DESIGN:
    The detention aide uniform will be the dark navy two-piece twill uniform described in the uniform specification titled Uniform - Utility. The wearer's correct name and unit designator will be permanently affixed via patches. Seasonal uniform wear for long and short sleeve shirts will follow the requirements as described in the Department directive titled Personal Appearance, Uniform / Citizen's Dress and Equipment Specifications. A tie will not be worn with the long sleeve shirt. All detention aide uniforms purchased after the effective date of this order will conform to this specification.
  • B.REQUIRED ITEMS:
    • 1.Twill Weave Cargo Trouser
    • 2.Twill Long Sleeve Shirt
    • 3.Twill Short Sleeve Shirt
    • 4.Department Approved Trouser Belt
    • 5.Socks - Solid Black Color
    • 6.Department Approved Footwear
    • 7.Department Approved Insignia
  • C.DEPARTMENT APPROVED INSIGNIA:
    • 1.Detention Aide Shoulder Patch:
      • a.Design: Rectangular shaped patch with rounded upper corners, with Chicago Seal, the words “CITY OF CHICAGO” above and the words “DETENTION AIDE” below.
      • b.Material: Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35%, permanent press, white. Simpsons 1202, or an approved equal.
      • c.Color: All colors must be vat dyed to withstand laundering and dry cleaning. There will be no running, bleeding or fading of color.
      • d.Construction:
        • (1)Shape: A rectangle is drafted with the vertical dimension of 4 inches by a horizontal dimension of 3 1/2 inches. The upper corners are curved to create a single arch across the top of the patch.
          • (a)The City of Chicago Seal will be embroidered above center of the patch and will measure 2 inches in diameter. This dimension will include a 1/16 inch circular border.
          • (b)The words “CITY OF CHICAGO” are to be positioned within the upper portion of the patch, and all letters will be equidistant from the merrowed border and the outer edge of the City of Chicago Seal arc. Letters are to be read from left to right on an arc which is parallel to the City of Chicago Seal circular border. Each letter will be 7/16 inches high and 5/16 inches wide.
          • (c)The letters of the words “DETENTION AIDE” will be positioned in an upright position within the lower portion of the patch, centered, with the word "DETENTION" over the word "AIDE". All letters of both words are to be approximately 3/8 inch in height and 1/4 inch wide. A 1/8 inch roiled merrowed border will be stitched on the outer edge of the patch. A 1/4 inch overlap will complete the merrowed border and the loose ends of the stitching will be secured to the back side of the patch.
        • (2)Backing: The underside (back) of the shoulder patch is to be laminated to ensure stiffness. Laminated polyester/cotton shoulder patches must have at least one layer of Crinolene (Olc), or equal. Heat seal laminations are not acceptable. There will be no puckering or bunching of the exposed side of the patch.
        • (3)Embroidery:
          • (a)The words “CITY OF CHICAGO”, “DETENTION AIDE”, and merrowed borders will be dark blue.
          • (b)Embroidery/color details of the City of Chicago Seal are as follows:
            • i)Dark Gold FD-B73
            • ii)Light Gold FD-78
            • iii)Dark Blue FD-3
            • iv)Light Blue FD-9
            • v)Red FD-17
            • vi)Green FD-113
            • vii)White
            • viii)Black
              • a)The words "URBS IN HORTO" within the red banner are to be replaced with light gold stitching.
              • b)Where applicable, only light gold is to be utilized in the embroidery of the City of Chicago Seal.
        • (4)Finishing: Professional finish and workmanship with laser cutting to exact size and shape of the approved design.
      • e.Location: Unless otherwise specified, the Detention Aide shoulder patch will be sewn on all shirts. All patches will be centered on the left sleeve 3/4 inch below the outer shoulder sleeve seam and be sewn on with thread that closely resembles the outer border of the patch.
    • 2.City Of Chicago Flag Patch:
      • a.Design: Rectangular patch of the flag of the City of Chicago.
      • b.Materials:
        • (1)Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Simpsons Parity Poplin
        • (2)Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Klopman’s Concept
        • (3)Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Reeves Parity Poplin
      • c.Color: All colors must be vat dyed to withstand laundering and dry cleaning. There shall be no running, bleeding or fading of color. The border will be merrowed with gold edge, 1 ¼ inch overlap, so that there are no loose ends.
      • d.Construction:
        • (1)Shape: Patch will measure 2 ¼ inches high x 3 ½ inches long.
        • (2)Backing: The underside (back) of the shoulder patch is to be laminated to ensure stiffness. Laminated polyester/cotton shoulder patches must have at least one layer of Crinolene (Olc), or equal. Heat seal laminations are not acceptable.
        • (3)Embroidery:
          • (a)Stripe width, outside top and bottom, cloth material background white, ¼ inch width.
          • (b)Stripe width, middle, cloth material background, white, ¾ inch width with four bright red stars (red rayon #32) with sharp points, six in number, set side-by-side, close together.
          • (c)Stripe width--inside top and bottom--copen blue, embroidery, 3/8 inch width.
          • (d)Star size, 3/8 inch from tip-to-tip, red embroidery.
          • (e)Center of outside stars, 1 inch from outside of merrowed border.
          • (f)Center of inside stars 1 ½ inches from outside of merrowed border.
        • (4)Finishing: Professional finish and workmanship with laser cutting to exact size and shape of the approved design.
      • e.Location: Unless otherwise specified, worn on all uniform shirts and outer garments except the raincoat and will be positioned 1 ½ inches below the right shoulder seam.
    • 3.Detention Aide Chest Patch:
      • a.Design: Rectangular shaped patch with the words “DETENTION AIDE” embroidered.
      • b.Material: Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35%, permanent press, white. Simpsons 1202, or an approved equal.
      • c.Color: Background will be white, all lettering and merrowed border will be dark blue. All colors must be vat dyed to withstand laundering and dry cleaning. There will be no running, bleeding or fading of color.
      • d.Construction:
        • (1)Shape: Patch will measure 2 inches high x 4 inches long.
        • (2)Backing: The underside (back) of the shoulder patch is to be laminated to ensure stiffness. Laminated polyester/cotton shoulder patches must have at least one layer of Crinolene (Olc), or equal. Heat seal laminations are not acceptable. There will be no puckering or bunching of the exposed side of the patch.
        • (3)Embroidery: The letters of the words “DETENTION AIDE” will be positioned in an upright position within the lower portion of the patch, centered, with the word "DETENTION" over the word "AIDE". All letters of both words are to be approximately 7/16 inch in height and 5/16 inch wide. A 1/8 inch roiled merrowed border will be stitched on the outer edge of the patch. A 1/4 inch overlap will complete the merrowed border and the loose ends of the stitching will be secured to the back side of the patch.
        • (4)Finishing: Professional finish and workmanship with laser cutting to exact size and shape of the approved design.
      • e.Location: Unless otherwise specified, the Detention Aide chest patch will be sewn on all shirts in the location designated for a star. All patches will be sewn on with thread that closely resembles the outer border of the patch.
    • 4.Name and Unit Designator Patch:
      • a.Design: Rectangular shaped patch with the wearer's correct last name embroidered above the embroidered words “BUREAU OF PATROL”.
      • b.Material: Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35%, permanent press, white. Simpsons 1202, or an approved equal.
      • c.Color: Background will be white, all lettering and merrowed border will be dark blue. All colors must be vat dyed to withstand laundering and dry cleaning. There will be no running, bleeding or fading of color.
      • d.Construction:
        • (1)Shape: Patch will measure 2 inches high x 4 inches long.
        • (2)Backing: The underside (back) of the shoulder patch is to be laminated to ensure stiffness. Laminated polyester/cotton shoulder patches must have at least one layer of Crinolene (Olc), or equal. Heat seal laminations are not acceptable. There will be no puckering or bunching of the exposed side of the patch.
        • (3)Embroidery: The letters spelling the wearer's correct last name will be embroidered in capital letters, identical in font and thread color, centered and above the embroidered words "BUREAU OF PATROL". All letters in the wearer's correct last name are to be approximately 7/16 inch in height and 5/16 inch wide. All letters in the words "BUREAU OF PATROL" are to be approximately 7/16 inch in height and 1/4 inch wide. A 1/8 inch roiled merrowed border will be stitched on the outer edge of the patch. A 1/4 inch overlap will complete the merrowed border and the loose ends of the stitching will be secured to the back side of the patch.
        • (4)Finishing: Professional finish and workmanship with laser cutting to exact size and shape of the approved design.
      • e.Location: Unless otherwise specified, the Detention Aide chest patch will be sewn on all shirts in the location designated for a name tag. All patches will be sewn on with thread that closely resembles the outer border of the patch.
      NOTE:
      Uniforms purchased before 6 April 2012 are authorized to use the nameplate and unit designator as described in the uniform specification titled Unit Assignment Designator.
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
12-043 JAB