Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-04-02
Chicago Flag Patch
Issue Date:30 September 2019Effective Date:30 September 2019
Rescinds:18 September 2019 Version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Chicago Flag Patch
  • A.DESIGN:
    Rectangular patch of the flag of the City of Chicago.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    • 1.Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Simpsons Parity Poplin
    • 2.Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Klopman’s Concept
    • 3.Polyester/cotton: 65 / 35% Dacron/cotton, permanent press, white, Reeves Parity Poplin
  • C.COLOR:
    All colors must be vat dyed to withstand laundering and dry cleaning. There shall be no running, bleeding or fading of color. The border will be merrowed with gold edge, 1 ¼ inch overlap, so that there are no loose ends.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Shape: Patch will measure 2 ¼ inches high x 3 ½ inches long.
    • 2.Backing: The underside (back) of the shoulder patch is to be laminated to ensure stiffness. Laminated polyester/cotton shoulder patches must have at least one layer of Crinolene (Olc), or equal. Heat seal laminations are not acceptable.
    • 3.Embroidery
      • a.Stripe width, outside top and bottom, cloth material background white, ¼ inch width.
      • b.Stripe width, middle, cloth material background, white, ¾ inch width with four bright red stars (red rayon #32) with sharp points, six in number, set side-by-side, close together.
      • c.Stripe width--inside top and bottom--copen blue, embroidery, 3/8 inch width.
      • d.Star size, 3/8 inch from tip-to-tip, red embroidery.
      • e.Center of outside stars, 1 inch from outside of merrowed border.
      • f.Center of inside stars 1 ½ inches from outside of merrowed border.
    • 4.Location: Unless otherwise specified, worn on all uniform shirts and outer garments except the raincoat and will be positioned 1 ½ inches below the right shoulder seam.
II.CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CITY OF CHICAGO FLAG PATCH
  • A.EMBROIDERY AND COLOR DETAILS
    Embroidery and color details of the Chicago Police Department Breast Cancer Awareness City of Chicago Flag Patch are as follows:
    • 1.Embroidered colors are to be approved by the Chicago Police Department, Research and Development Division, if they do not match the following:
      Schweizer-Emblem Company, or approved equal colors:

      Pink #125
    • 2.The shoulder patch background will be white and the color scheme of the embroidered City of Chicago Flag, including the embroidered stars and the merrowed border, will be Pink #125 for all ranks.
  • B.Absent the embroidery and color details outlined above, the design, materials, construction, and wear location will be consistent with the Chicago Flag Patch outlined in Item I of this directive.
NOTE:
The Chicago Police Department Breast Cancer Awareness Chicago Flag Patch will only be worn during the month of October.
III.SILENCE OF SPECIFICATIONS
The apparent silence of these specifications as to any detail, or the omission from them of a detailed description concerning any point, shall be regarded as meaning that only commercially accepted practices are to prevail and that all materials and workmanship are to be first quality.
IV.MANUFACTURER'S SAMPLES
Sample patches must be forwarded to the Research and Development Division for approval before being authorized for wear.
V.AUTHORIZATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
The Chicago Police Breast Cancer Awareness Chicago Flag Patch is authorized to be worn during the month of October on the outer most uniform garment and/or the uniform shirt.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline were added or revised.)
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
19-104 KT