Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-04
Cap - Baseball Type
Issue Date:05 August 2016Effective Date:05 August 2016
Rescinds:U06-03-01 Utility Cap- Baseball Type, Sworn dated 12 June 2015
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.CAP – BASEBALL TYPE
  • A.DESIGN:
    Typical "baseball-type" cap with an adjustable rear hook and loop closure for individualized sizing. The cap will have the CPD Star embroidered on center front of crown. The CPD Checkerboard logo will be embroidered on the bottom front of the crown. The CPD lettering will be embroidered on the back of crown.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    65% Polyester/35% Cotton Twill shell fabric. Stiffener, buckram 50% Polyester/50% Viscose, Welt 100% Polyester, Base 67% Polyester/33% Viscose.
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy #555
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Cap: The cap will have six gores, each gore will accommodate a sewn eyelet. The gores will be sewn together to form a round "baseball-type" crown. The two front gores will each be 6 ½ inches high, with a base width of 3 ¾ inches. The two side gores will be 6 ½ inches high, with a base width of 4 inches. The two back gores will each be 6 ½ inches high, with a base of 2 ¼ inches on both sides with a 3 ½ inches hook and loop overlap closure extension. The shell fabric will have a crease-resistant finish. All stitching will consist of a combination of 401 chain-stitch and 301 lock-stitch at 7-9 stitches per inch. All seam allowances will be 5/32 inch and ¼ inch.
      • a.Gores: The gores will be cut as proportional wedges and sewn together to complete the "baseball- type" crown. The rear gore center will be the cut-out style with an opening of 2 ½ inches high at the center to accommodate the hook and loop extension assembly.
      • b.Stiffener: The gore front will have a buckram webbing coated with polyester. The warp and welt will consist of a polyester/viscose blend.
      • c.Sweatband: The sweatband will be of shell fabric lined with felt.
      • d.Button: The button will be made of cold rolled striped steel, zinc plating 22 ligne with prong fasteners, covered in base fabric and centered atop of the cap to hide the center point of seam connections.
      • e.Bill: The bill will consist of base fabric covering a pre-curved liner made of foamed polyester. The width of the bill at the attachment point of the front gore will be 9 inches wide. The center front of the bill will be 3 inches in depth. The bill stitch will be six rows of 301 lock-stitch through all piles of material 3/16 inch apart following the contour of the outer arc. The outer row starts ½ inch from the edge of the bill liner. The bill sandwich will be 16mm 2/1 twill wove ribbon.
      • f.Seam Tape: The interior crown will be covered with non-biased 70% Acetate/30% Nylon brushed tricot. Finished width is 9/16 inch, non-biased 100% Nylon tricot.
      • g.Eyelets: The eyelets will be sewn, 12/32 inch in diameter with an inner width of 3/32 inch- 4/32 inch. The stitch type will be 401 chain-stitch, with Tex 40 poly (top & bottom) thread type. Number of stitches will count 34-36. The color of thread will be Dark Navy (555).
      • h.Closure: The fabric strip back closure will consist of two 3 ½ inch mating strips, each strip will consist of base fabric; one of hook closure and one of loop closure stitched onto the base fabric strips. The closure cut-out will be lined with seam tape.
      • i.Sizes: Cap sizes will range from 6 7/8 -7 5/8.
    • 2.Embroidery:
      The logo hereafter known as the CPD Star will be centered on front of crown as follows:
      • a.Size: CPD star will be 2 5/16 inches high and will be 2 7/16 inches wide; lettering will not be less than 3/16 inch high; Seal will not be less than 17/16 inch in diameter.
      • b.Location: Centered on center seam of cap, base of star will be no more than 7/8 inch up from cap bill.
      • 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 front of crown, as follows:
      • a.Size: CPD checkerboard will be 9/16 inch high and will extend across two front cap panels, from seam to seam. Individual checkers will be ¼ inch high by 5/16 inch wide. Top border of design will consist of a satin stitch across design not more than 3/32 inch high for uniform appearance.
      • b.Location: Centered on center seam of front cap, not more than 3/32 inch below base of CPD Star design.
      • 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.
  • 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.

Police Officer Cap

Sergeant and Above Cap
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
T16-079 CMF