Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-04-07
Helicopter Squadron Patch
Issue Date:18 September 2019Effective Date:18 September 2019
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
    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.
    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
    • 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
    • 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