Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-03
Cap - Knit
Issue Date:16 February 2016Effective Date:16 February 2016
Rescinds:01 January 2016 version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.CAP – KNIT, SWORN
  • A.DESIGN:
    Olympic style form-fitted four gore skull cap with or without cuff. The cap will have the CPD Star embroidered and centered on the front. The CPD Checkerboard logo will be embroidered on the bottom or cuff of the cap and run continuous around entire cap. The CPD lettering will be embroidered on the back of cap.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    100% Acrylic knit doubled faced
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Cap: Chain stitch and lock stitch method.
    • 2.Size: One size fits all with widths up to 21cm and length up to 23cm.
    • 3.Embroidery:
      The logo hereafter known as the CPD Star will be centered on front of cap as follows:
      • a.Size: CPD star will be 2 1/3 inches high and will be 2 1/3 inches wide.
      • b.Location: Centered, ½ inch above the CPD checkerboard.
      • c.Colors:
        • (1)PMS 186 Red; for Native American headdress, shield stripes, "urbs in horto" banner.
        • (2)PMS 108 Yellow: Native American clothing, wheat sheaf, ring around seal.
        • (3)PMS 347 Green grass under Native American.
        • (4)Black: detail for all.
        • (5)White: shell, ship sails, lake waves, Native American headdress, shield stripes.
        • (6)PMS 123C Gold on sergeant and above cap will change to white on police officer cap: "Chicago Police" lettering, two small stars 4/16 inch in diameter will be between "Chicago".
        • (7)PMS 659 Light blue: background of seal.
        • (8)PMS 2748 royal blue: background fill outside of seal, inside of star.
      The logo hereafter known as the CPD Checkerboard will be embroidered on the bottom of the cap, as follows:
      • a.Size: Alternating 5/8 inch by 2/5 inch knitted design.
      • b.Location: Knitted 4/5 inch from the edge or cuff of the cap and continuous around entire cap.
      • c.Colors:
        • (1)PMS 276C Dark Navy: top border satin stitch design, alternating checkers.
        • (2)PMS 123C Gold on sergeant and above cap will change to white on police officer cap; alternating checkers.
      The letters “CPD” will be embroidered on the rear of the cap as follows:
      • a.Size: 3/5 inch high by 2 2/3 inches wide.
      • b.Location: centered in back, no less than 3/8 inch above checkerboard.
      • c.Colors: PMS 123C Gold on sergeant and above cap will change to white on police officer cap.
  • E.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.
(Items indicated by italic/double underline were added or revised)
John J. Escalante
Interim Superintendent of Police
T16-014 PJE