Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-01-21
Belt - Trouser, Duty, and Keepers: Leather and Leather-like Synthetics
Issue Date:26 August 2019Effective Date:26 August 2019
Rescinds:U2.0515, U2.0515a, U2.0515b, U2.0515c, U2.0519
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.BELT, TROUSER
  • A.DESIGN:
    The exterior will have a moderate gloss and will be free of ornamentation, carving, tooling, or logos. When used, a plain, polished, silver colored metal skeletal-shaped buckle will fasten the belt.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Leather, synthetic leather, or compressed nylon polymer forming a leather-looking finish.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Width: 1 ½ inches to 2 ¼ inches
    • 2.Thickness: ¼ inch
    • 3.Finish: Smooth finish.
    • 4.Buckle: A plain, polished, silver colored metal skeletal-shaped buckle will fasten the belt. The belt buckle will not exceed 2 ½ inches x 2 ½ inches in size. Only a single silver colored metal buckle prong will be used to secure the belt.
    • 5.Stitching: Trouser belts may be stitched along both edges. Stitching will be single-line only and be black thread.
    • 6.Edges: Edges will be smooth and burnished.
    • 7.Lining: All lining, if used, will be black in color and will be designed so that when the belt is worn the lining is not visible.
    • 8.Excess belt (tail): The end of the belt (tail) will pass through the buckle and will not be less than 1inch or extend greater than 5 inches past the buckle.
    • 9.Excess belt (tail) retention strap: The end of the belt will be held in place by an integral black strap made of base material approximately 5/8 inch wide.
II.BELT, DUTY EQUIPMENT
  • A.DESIGN:
    The exterior will have a moderate gloss and will be free of ornamentation, carving, tooling, or logos.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Leather, synthetic leather, or compressed nylon polymer forming a leather-looking finish.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Width: Not to exceed 2 ½ inches
    • 2.Thickness: ¼ inch
    • 3.Finish: Smooth finish.
    • 4.Buckle: A plain, polished, silver colored metal rectangular buckle will fasten the belt. The buckle will not exceed 3 inches by 2 1/8 inches in size. The buckle will have a double tang secured to a rotating post which will be attached to two black or silver colored metal receiver hooks on the opposite end of the belt. A 3 ¼ inch buckle tab will be inserted on the back side of the belt as a backing for the buckle.
    • 5.Stitching: Equipment belts may be stitched along both edges. Stitching will be single-line only and be black thread.
    • 6.Edges: Edges will be smooth and burnished.
    • 7.Lining: All lining, if used, will be black in color and will be designed so that when the belt is worn the lining is not visible.
    • 8.Excess belt (tail): The free end of the belt will be fastened by means of a centered ¼ inch black or silver colored metal ball stud securely fastened to the opposite end of the belt. The belt will have 4-5 sets of predrilled holes properly aligned for proper fit-of-waist.
    • 9.Excess belt (tail) retention strap: The end of the belt will be held in place by an integral black strap made of base material approximately 5/8 inches wide.
III.BELT KEEPERS
  • A.DESIGN:
    The exterior will have a moderate gloss and will be free of ornamentation, carving, tooling, or logos.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Leather, synthetic leather, or compressed nylon polymer forming a leather-looking finish.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Width: 5/8 inch to 1inch
    • 2.Thickness: Not to exceed 1/8 inch
    • 3.Length: 4 ½ inches
    • 4.Finish: Smooth finish.
    • 5.Snaps: Keepers will have two metal snaps, silver or black in color.
    • 6.Stitching: Keepers may be stitched along both edges. Stitching will be single-line only and be black thread.
    • 7.Edges: Edges will be smooth and burnished.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR