Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-12
Mourning Band
Issue Date:29 August 2019Effective Date:29 August 2019
Rescinds:U06-02-40 30 April 2015 Version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Mourning Band
  • A.DESIGN:
    Elastic strap to be worn around the member's star horizontally above the number during designated times of mourning.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Elastic, smooth or ribbed.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Band will be 5/16 inch wide and sewn together to form a band that fits snugly around star.
    • 2.The inside measured length of the relaxed band will be one and 1/4 inch and must be capable of stretching to at least one and 5/8 inch inside.
    • 3.The elastic material must be cleanable, colorfast and possess lasting stretch/return capabilities.
  • E.MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS/LABELS:
    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.
II.Embroidered Star Mourning Band
  • A.DESIGN:
    Clutchpin to be worn over the member's embroidered star horizontally above the number during designated times of mourning.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Steel. The facing will be matte plastic.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Band will be 2 1/4 inches wide by 1/2 inch tall.
    • 2.A 2 inch steel clutchpin back and military style ball clutches to secure.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR