Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-02
Cap - Trooper
Issue Date:31 December 2015Effective Date:01 January 2016
Rescinds:U3.0117
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.CAP - TROOPER, SWORN
  • A.DESIGN:
    A winter cap constructed from four main pieces sewn together. Fur-lined ear flaps will be held together on the top of the cap by a metal snap and will unsnap to fold down and cover the ears.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    • 1.Top:
      • a.Tactel 3-season nylon (members wearing 3-season jackets, fleece jackets, or leather jackets).
      • b.100 % Nylon rugged Dobby weave (members wearing 3-season jackets, fleece jackets, or leather jackets.
      • c.330 Denier Cordura nylon (members wearing Cordura jackets, fleece jackets, leather jackets, or wool reefer coat).
      • d.50% Antron trilobal nylon and 50% viscose rayon twill (members wearing nylon jackets, leather jackets, or wool reefer coat).
    • 2.Fur: Dynel pile.
  • C.COLOR:
    • 1.Top: Dark navy blue
    • 2.Fur: Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Crown: The crown (top) shall be made of four parts which are sewn together with a center overlapped top seam.
    • 2.Ear Flaps: The outer earflaps shall be constructed of Dynel pile and finish approximately 4 ½ inches and backed by crown material.
    • 3.Sweatband: A sweatband will be sewn into the cap with a machine finish. The sweatband will be constructed from 100% nylon taffeta, black in color, with polyester backing material 1 1/4 inches wide.
    • 4.Lining: The lining will be of high quality black satin, quilted and insulated with 100% Dupont Dacron fiber film or .
    • 5.Chin Strap: The chin strap shall be made of crown material, adjustable, with a yellow metal buckle and black snap fastener.
    • 6.Eyelets:
      • a.Police Officers: Eyelets will be placed in the front of the cap and centered 1 7/16 inches to ½ inch.
      • b.Sergeants and Above: Eyelets will be placed in the front of the cap and centered 1/8 inch.
    • 7.Front Flap: The front shield flap will be provided with a snap.
  • E.AUTHORIZATIONS / RESTRICTIONS:
    • 1.The trooper cap is an optional uniform item for all members when wearing uniform items described in this uniform specification.
    • 2.The trooper cap may be worn between 01 November and 30 April when wearing uniform items described in this uniform specification.
  • F.MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS/LABELS:
    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 cap. The label will include the date of manufacture. The label stitching will not be visible on the outside of the cap. 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.
  • G.APPROVED MANUFACTURER:
    ManufacturerStyle NumberColor
    Midway Cap#200-NVNavy
    Blauer#195Navy
John J. Escalante
Interim Superintendent of Police
15-193 PJE