Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-04-07
Helicopter Squadron Patch
Issue Date:18 September 2019Effective Date:18 September 2019
Rescinds:U16.0123
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.HELICOPTER OPERATIONS PATCH
  • A.DESIGN:
    This specification describes the squadron-style unit patch Department members assigned to helicopter operations may wear on their flight suits. The patch will consist of muted grey thread on a black background. Patches will be of the “squadron” style, consisting of a circular center piece with attached upper and lower banners. The central image will consist of a helicopter with the word “POLICE” visible on its side, flying in front of a representation of the Chicago skyline and with an activated searchlight pointing downward.
    NOTE:
    Helicopter Operations Patch is approved for current members of Helicopter Operations only. It is authorized for wear on navy-blue flight suits only.
  • B.COLOR:
    • 1.Grey
    • 2.Black
  • C.MATERIAL:
    • 1.Fabric: Background material shall be 7-8 ounces/yard, 65 / 35% polyester/cotton twill.
    • 2.Thread: Colorfast super-strength rayon yarn vat-dyed in corresponding colors of the appropriate patch in Pantone® colors or equivalent and applicable standards.
    • 3.Colors:
      • a.Grey # 650C
      • b.Black # 5596C
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Embroidery:
      • a.All patches shall be machine-embroidered with starched or plastic film backing and crinoline or buckram underlayer.
      • b.There shall be no bleeding, running, or fading of colors.
      • c.All edges will be merrowed in corresponding color of patch or lettering.
      • d.Black merrowed edges are optional.
    • 2.Dimensions:
      • a.Patches:
        • (1)Overall Height: 4 inches
        • (2)Center Circle Diameter: 3 ¼ inches
        • (3)Measurement from Outer Edges of the Attached Banners: 3 ¾ inches
      • b.Lettering:
        • (1)Print Style: Block
        • (2)Height: ¼ inch
        • (3)Upper Banner: CHICAGO · COOK COUNTY
        • (4)Lower Banner: HELICOPTER TASK FORCE
    • 3.Finishing: Professional finish and workmanship with laser cutting to exact size and shape of the approved design.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR