Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-05-03
Awards - Emblem of Recognition
Issue Date:01 June 2016Effective Date:01 June 2016
Rescinds:U2410
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.EMBLEM
  • A.DESIGN:
    Octagon-shaped emblem with military pin and clutch back. The emblem will have a raised representation of the Seal of the City of Chicago centered in gold, surrounded by dark blue enamel. Lettering and borders will also be raised and in gold. Two loops at the bottom will allow for recognition bar attachment.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Cloisonne, metal and enamel.
  • C.COLOR:
    • 1.Dark blue
    • 2.Gold.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Size: 1 inch by 1 inch.
    • 2.Thickness: 1/16 inch.
    • 3.Loops: Two integrated loops at the bottom of the emblem spaced approximately 5/16 inch apart center to center. These loops will be capable of accepting a 3/16 inch soft metal compressible jump ring for attachment of a recognition bar.
    • 4.Military Pin and Clutch Back: A "no spin burr" will hold the emblem in an upright position when worn on garments.
    • 5.Seal: Within the center of the emblem there will be a circle with a raised border. The circle will measure approximately 9/16 inch in diameter. Within the circle will be a replica of the City of Chicago Seal. The seal will be gold in color. Artwork will be raised. The seal will not be enameled. Following the outer contour of the inner circle, the words "CHICAGO POLICE" will be placed at the top and the words "RECOGNITION FOR" will be placed at the bottom. There will be a circle dot separating the words "CHICAGO POLICE" from "RECOGNITION FOR." All lettering will be raised and proportioned to the dimensions of the emblem. All low areas, with the exception of the City of Chicago seal, will be enameled in dark blue.
Emblem of Recognition
 
II.RECOGNITION BAR
  • A.DESIGN:
    Rectangular bars to recognize achievement. Lettering and borders will be raised and in gold. Background will be dark blue enamel.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Cloisonne, metal and enamel.
  • C.COLOR:
    • 1.Dark blue
    • 2.Gold.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Size: 1 inch long by ¼ inch wide.
    • 2.Thickness: 1/16 inch.
    • 3.Loops: At the top and bottom of the bar will be two integrated loops spaced approximately 5/16 inch apart center to center. Two 3/16 inch soft metal compressible jump rings will be supplied with each bar. All letters will measure approximately 3/32 inch in height. The border and letters will be gold in color.
      • a.Appearance Bar: Within the rectangular bar will be the word "APPEARANCE" in raised lettering.
        Appearance Bar
      • b.Fitness Bar: Within the rectangular bar will be the word "FITNESS" in raised lettering.
        Fitness Bar
III.Sample
At not cost to the Department, completed samples will be submitted to the Chicago Police Department, Research and Development Division, 3510 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60653, for instructions before a purchase can be issued.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
16-020 PJE (CMF)