Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-04
Uniform - Bicycle Patrol
Issue Date:08 June 2015Effective Date:12 June 2015
Rescinds:U9161.031, U9161.031a, U9161.031d, U9161.031d-a
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.JACKET
  • A.DESIGN:
    The jacket shall contain a two piece style front with a zipper and a special funnel windcollar. The jacket shall be police navy on the lower front piece and back and police yellow on the upper half, sleeves and cape. The windcollar zipper shall have an inner tab to protect the neck and throat when the collar is completely closed. The front shall have two 6 inch zippered slash pockets and zip-off sleeves. The sleeves shall have a barrel cuff secured with hook and loop material. The shoulders shall have permanently sewn down shoulder straps and the back shall have a double layered cape construction with a 1 inch reflective strip sewn across the back.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    • 1.Outer Shell: Dupont's 3 plies-flat finish Supplex 100% Nylon air textured fabric. The fabric shall have a spray rating of 100 and be treated with Durepel water and stain repellent.
  • C.COLOR:
    Police navy/police yellow
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Sleeve Cuff: Sleeves shall have 1 ½ inch barrel sleeve cuffs which will close with an adjustable 2 inch tab secured with hook and loop material.
    • 2.Lining: The jacket lining shall be made of a 70 denier type 66 semi-dull flat Nylon 28 gauge tricot mesh.
    • 3.Zip-Out Vest: The jacket shall have a zippered removable vest with stand up collar made of double sided polar fleece. Polar fleece material shall be 100% Polyester and shall weigh 9 ounces per square yard with a yarn size of 150 denier.
    • 4.Sewing: The 3-plies Supplex Outer shell shall be sewn with 12-18 stitches per inch.
    • 5.Lettering: All lettering shall be done in 3M Scotchlite silver colored reflective tape. Centered on the upper half of the back in letters approximately 3 inches high by 2 inches wide shall be the word "CHICAGO". Centered on the lower half of the back starting approximately 2 inches below the cape and in letters approximately 3 inches high by 2 inches wide shall be the word "POLICE". On the left breast approximately 4 ¼ inches wide shall be the Chicago Police Department logo. Centered on both the left and right sleeves, starting approximately 1 ½ inches below the sleeve zipper and in a vertical position, in letters approximately 3 ½ inches high by 1 inch wide shall be the letters "CPD".
    • 6.Sizes: S - XXXL.
II.TROUSERS
  • A.DESIGN:
    Trousers shall be a slip-on style which include two front bellows pockets with pocket flaps, two side pockets, a back patch pocket with pocket flap and an inset zipper front fly.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    • 1.Outer Shell: Dupont's 3 plies-flat finish Supplex 100% Nylon air textured fabric. The fabric shall have a spray rating of 100 and be treated with Durepel water and stain repellent.
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy blue
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Pockets: The two front bellows pockets shall be 7 ½ inches wide by 6 ½ inches deep, with nylon Supplex flaps overlapping the pocket and two hook and loop tab closures. The two side pockets shall be a standard 6 inches deep using Supplex fabric. The back pocket shall be 7 ½ inches wide by 8 ½ inches deep with a 7 ½ inch long by 2 ¼ inch widepocket flap, which shall be constructed of a double piece of Supplex with black interfacing and sewn on hook and loop strips for closures. The top edge of the flap shall have 2 rows of single needle stitching, and the rest of the pocket shall be finished with a single row of single needle stitching. The inside edge of the pocket flap shall be overlocked and stitched down.
    • 2.Waistband: The waistband shall be a 2 ¼ inch wide elastic band with a drawstring waist and a continuous, closed waistband that is sewn with a multi-needle chain stitch. There shall be four nylon web hook and loop fasteners sewn into the waistband to support a 2 ¼ inch wide equipment belt. The 2 nylon fasteners in the front shall be placed approximately in the middle of each front bellow pocket. The 2 nylon fasteners in the back shall be placed approximately in the middle of each rear pocket. The keepers shall be approximately 6 inches continuous top to bottom by 1 inch wide.
    • 3.Pant Legs: The pant legs shall have a 6 inch zipper at the bottom of each leg on the outside. There shall also be a Supplex strap with sewn on hook and loop closures at the bottom of the leg, positioned at approximately the top of the zipper to secure the leg.
    • 4.Front Fly: The inset front fly shall have a 7inch zipper.
    • 5.Sewing: The 3-plies Supplex Outer shell shall be sewn with 12-18 stitches per inch.
    • 6.Sizes: S – XXXL
III.SHORTS
  • A.DESIGN:
    Shorts shall be a slip-on style which include two front bellows pockets with pocket flaps, two side pockets, a back patch pocket with pocket flap and an inset zipper front fly.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    • 1.Outer Shell: Dupont's 3 plies-flat finish Supplex 100% Nylon air textured fabric. The fabric shall have a spray rating of 100 and be treated with Durepel water and stain repellent.
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy blue
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Pockets: The two front bellows pockets shall be 7 ½ inches wide by 6 ½ inches deep, with nylon Supplex flaps overlapping the pocket and two hook and loop tab closures. The two side pockets shall be a standard 6 inch deep using Supplex fabric. The back pocket shall be 7 ½ inches wide by 8 ½ inches deep with a 7 ½ inch long by 2 ¼ inch wide pocket flap, which shall be constructed of a double piece of Supplex with black interfacing and sewn on hook and loop strips for closures. The top edge of the flap shall have 2 rows of single needle stitching, and the rest of the pocket shall be finished with a single row of single needle stitching. The inside edge of the pocket flap shall be overlocked and stitched down.
    • 2.Waistband: The waistband shall be a 2 ¼ inch wide elastic band with a drawstring waist and a continuous, closed waistband that is sewn with a multi-needle chain stitch. There shall be four nylon web hook and loop fasteners sewn into the waistband to support a 2 ¼ inch wide equipment belt. The 2 nylon fasteners in the front shall be placed approximately in the middle of each front bellow pocket. The 2 nylon fasteners in the back shall be placed approximately in the middle of each rear pocket. The keepers shall be approximately 6 inches continuous top to bottom by 1 inch wide.
    • 3.Front Fly: The inset front fly shall have a 7 inch zipper.
    • 4.Sewing: The 3-plies Supplex Outer shell shall be sewn with 12-18 stitches per inch.
    • 5.Sizes: S – XXXL
IV.SHIRT
  • A.Prescribed Chicago Police uniform shirt.
  • B.Approved shirts may also be manufactured from 65% / 35%, 9 ½ ounces, linear Coolmax/Polyester fabric. These shirts may also incorporate a zipper concealed behind the placket front. The zipper will be made by YKK, and the color will be A575 or an agreed upon match specific to manufacturer. The zipper will measure 15 inches in length. The method of attachment will be single needle joined and then edge stitched.
V.SHOES
Black leather athletic type shoe, low quarter. Outersole and laces shall be black in color. The entire shoe shall be without ornamentation. Manufacturer's name or logo shall not be of a contrasting color.
VI.SOCKS
White ankle high crew socks with no markings or color stripes
VII.HELMET
  • A.DESIGN:
    The bicycle helmet manufactured by Head-Strong Group Inc., Model No. AMS-103 is the authorized helmet to be used by members performing bicycle patrol duties. The bicycle helmet shall meet SNELL N-94 impact standards. There shall be a reflective "POLICE" logo on both sides of the helmet and a black and white checkered "Chicago Police Department" tape around the edge.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Extruded Polystyrene Foam Core
  • C.COLOR:
    Metallic Blue
  • D.CASUAL DRESS:
    The bicycle helmet to be used by members assigned to casual dress and performing bicycle patrol duties shall meet SNELL N-94, ANSI or ASTM impact standards.
VIII.GLOVES
Bicycle type riding gloves are authorized. Gloves shall be black, dark blue or grey in color. Leather or synthetic material.
IX.BELTS/HOLSTERS/ACCESSORIES
Approved woven nylon polymer duty gear.
X.AUTHORIZATIONS
  • A.This specification identifies the PRESCRIBED uniform items which are approved for use by sworn members while in the performance of bicycle patrol duty. This specification does not preclude a sworn member from possessing the prescribed uniform and equipment items identified in the Department directive entitled "Prescribed Uniform and Equipment Items."
  • B.Department members while in the performance of bicycle patrol duties will adhere to uniform and personal appearance standards outlined in Department directive entitled "Personal Appearance, Uniform/Citizen's Dress and Equipment."
  • C.The bicycle safety helmet will be worn whenever the member is engaged in mobile patrol.
  • D.The Utility Cap - Baseball Type described in Department directive entitled "Utility Cap - Baseball Type" is authorized for use by members performing bicycle patrol duty when not engaged in mobile patrol and when attired in Bicycle Patrol uniform items.
  • E.Trousers and shorts may be lined with an inner liner. Inner lining shall be black or navy blue in color and shall not be visible.
XI.MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS/LABELS
All garments will be permanently labeled with the manufacturer country of origin, size, fiber content, and care instructions. A label indicating that the garment is a Chicago Police Department approved item will be sewn into the garments. The label stitching will not be visible on the outside of the garment. The label will include the date of manufacture. 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 command staff member of the Research and Development Division, Chicago Police Department.
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-093 PJE