Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-01-32
Flashlight - Personal
Issue Date:26 August 2019Effective Date:26 August 2019
Rescinds:U9161.204C
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.FLASHLIGHT—PRESCRIBED
  • A.DESIGN
    A Department-approved illumination device Department members are required to own and maintain.
  • B.MATERIAL
    Polycarbon composite, plastic, Nitrolon, or equivalent polymers. Metal or aluminum compounds limited to the area surrounding the heat source
  • C.COLOR
    • 1.Black
    • 2.Gray or olive drab if approved by the chief of the appropriate bureau
  • D.CONSTRUCTION
    • 1.Shape: Cylindrical in design
    • 2.Weight: Maximum 16 ounces with power source
    • 3.Length: Maximum 8 ¾ inches
    • 4.Diameter:
      • a.Maximum 1 ½ inch body
      • b.Maximum overall diameter 2 ½ inches
    • 5.Lamp: LED high-intensity or incandescent xenon or halogen bulbs. Optional spare bulb storage in end-cap
    • 6.Power: Rechargeable power source: nickle-cadmium, lithium, or lithium-ion, capacitor, or alkaline batteries
    • 7.Output: Minimum 80 lumens
    • 8.Run-Time: Minimum 50 minutes
    • 9.Range: Minimum 200 feet
    • 10.Operation: Momentary-on and constant-on mode capability
    • 11.Optional: Strobe feature; adjustable light output
II.FLASHLIGHT—AUXILIARY
  • A.DESIGN
    A Department approved illumination device that may be carried by Department members.
  • B.MATERIAL
    Metal or aluminum compounds, polycarbon composite, plastic, Nitrolon, or equivalent polymers
  • C.COLOR
    • 1.Black
    • 2.Gray or olive drab if approved by the chief of the appropriate bureau
  • D.CONSTRUCTION
    • 1.Shape: Cylindrical in design
    • 2.Weight: Not to exceed 16 ounces with power source
    • 3.Length: Not to exceed 6 ½ inches
    • 4.Diameter:
      • a.Maximum 1 ½ inch body
      • b.Maximum overall diameter 2 ½ inches
    • 5.Lamp: LED high-intensity or incandescent xenon or halogen bulbs. Optional spare bulb storage in end-cap.
    • 6.Power: Rechargeable power source: nickle-cadmium, lithium, lithium-ion, or alkaline batteries
    • 7.Optional: Strobe feature; adjustable light output
III.FLASHLIGHT HOLDER (OPTIONAL)
  • A.MATERIAL:
    Leather, leather-like synthetic materials, ballistic woven nylon, or rigid composite material including, but not limited to, Kydex, Zytel or carbon-fiber.
  • B.COLOR:
    Black
  • C.CONSTRUCTION:
    A belt mounted flashlight holder or pouch, open or closed (with flap cover), with a slotted back to accommodate a 2 ½ inch duty belt.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR