Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-01-25
OC Chemical - Spray and Holder
Issue Date:26 August 2019Effective Date:26 August 2019
Rescinds:U9161.148
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.OC CHEMICAL SPRAY
  • A.DESIGN:
    Hand-held, canister type device containing a non-lethal, active ingredient of Oleoresin Capsicum solution. Each canister will have a minimum net weight of 1.47 ounces when fully loaded and will be capable of an average of 8 one second bursts. The manufactured date and/or expiration date will be clearly printed on each label.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    • 1.Agent: 10% Oleoresin Capsicum, 500,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
    • 2.Propellant: Non-flammable.
    • 3.Cap: Each canister shall be equipped with a spring loaded flip-top cap cover to prevent accidental discharge.
II.OC CHEMICAL HOLDER
  • A.DESIGN:
    The OC chemical holder will:
    • 1.be designed so as to be affixed to a 2 ¼ inch equipment belt.
    • 2.be specifically designed for and allow proper fitment of the OC chemical canister.
    • 3.be a closed top style with snap closure.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    • 1.OC chemical holders may be constructed of leather, leather-like synthetic materials, woven nylon polymer, or a rigid composite material including, but not limited to, Kydex, Zytel or carbon-fiber depending upon style of duty belt.
    • 2.All hardware will be white or black metal.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    The OC chemical holder will be a closed top style, using an attached flap and snap closure.
  • E.FINISH:
    The finish of the OC chemical holder will be black in color, free of ornamentation, wrinkles, or defects, and will be smooth without basket weave or high-gloss finish.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR