Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-11
Uniform - Honor Guard
Issue Date:12 September 2019Effective Date:12 September 2019
Rescinds:30 June 2015 Version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Uniform—Honor Guard
The prescribed Honor Guard Uniform will only be worn by those Department members assigned to the Honor Guard detail and only at those events authorized by the Superintendent.
  • A.Cap - Round Crown - Wool:
    See Uniform Specification U06-01-02.
  • B.Insignia, Shield - Cap:
    A silver shield bearing the words "HONOR GUARD."
  • C.Shirt, Long Sleeve:
    White uniform shirt, Flying Cross by Fechheimer, 65% polyester / 35% rayon, Uniform Specification U06-01-11.
  • D.Wool Blouse with Epaulets:
    Uniform specification U06-01-01.
  • E.Patches, Chicago Police:
    Shirt and blouse will have the required shoulder patches appropriately affixed. The outer border of the Chicago Police patch will be "light gold" thread, as specified in Uniform Specification U06-04-01.
  • F.Necktie - Male:
    A male style necktie, Uniform Specification U06-01-09.
  • G.Star:
    As provided by the Department.
  • H.Star Mourning Band:
    At funerals and wakes, as specified in Uniform Specification U06-02-12.
  • I.Shoulder Cord Loop:
    A shoulder cord loop will be fixed to the left shoulder of the wool blouse.
    • 1.Materiel:
      100% Nylon
    • 2.Construction:
      The loop shall be composed of three strands braided in the "cobra knot" fashion with a button loop in a standard circumference of approximately 30 inches.
    • 3.Color:
      Standard Military Gold #96, or Conso Flag Gold D13
  • J.Trousers, Wool, Male and Female - Prescribed with Modification:
    The prescribed wool uniform trouser, see Uniform Specification U06-01-14 with modifications to include:
    • 1.Stitching:
      The front pockets of the trouser will be sown shut.
    • 2.Military Style Braid:
      Will be stitched over the outside vertical seams of the prescribed wool uniform trouser extending from the waistband and the end flush to the bottom of the pant leg.
      • a.Material:
        Lacquered nylon weave
      • b.Construction:
        One inch wide band
      • c.Color:
        Standard Military Gold #96, or Conso Flag Gold D13
  • K.Belt, Holster and Baton Holder:
    Equipment belts will not be worn while performing Honor Guard duties. Holsters will conform to the Uniform Specification U06-01-23. The commanding officer of the Honor Guard detail may authorize the use of "pancake" or "high-rise" style holsters. In addition, members are required to have a baton holder which conforms to Uniform Specification U06-01-20
  • L.Firearms:
    Members of the Honor Guard will carry only those pistols they are authorized to use in Department directives titled "Department Approved Revolvers and Ammunition" and "Department Approved Semiautomatic Pistols and Ammunition."
  • M.Baton and Tassels:
    All members of the Honor Guard, regardless of rank, will carry a supervisor's baton with a knotted ceremonial cord with tassels as described in uniform specification 06-01-20.
    • 1.Color:
      D13 Conso Flag Gold
    • 2.Restriction:
      Gold: Honor Guard only, regardless of rank
  • N.Socks:
    As specified in uniform specification U06-01-12.
  • O.Footware - Shoes:
    Center laced, oxford style as specified in uniform specification U06-01-06. High gloss, "patent leather" finish.
II.Uniform—Honor Guard Summer Detail Uniform
Describes the approved Honor Guard summer detail uniform and provides the detailed list of items for the summer detail uniform from 01 June Through 30 September or when the temperature is expected to exceed 80 degrees.
  • A.Cap - Round Crown - Prescribed with Modification:
    Uniform specification U06-01-06, 55% polyester / 45 % wool fabric.
  • B.Shirt, Long Sleeve - Prescribed with Modification:
    White uniform shirt, Flying Cross by Fechheimer, 100% polyester, uniform specification U06-01-38.
  • C.Tropical / Summer Weight Blouse with Epaulets - Prescribed with Modification:
    Tropical / Summer weight 55% polyester / 45% wool.
  • D.Tropical / Summer Weight Trousers, Male and Female - Prescribed with Modification:
    Tropical / Summer weight 55% polyester / 45% wool with additional modifications to include:
    • 1.Stitching:
      The front pockets of the trouser will be sown shut.
    • 2.Military Style Braid:
      Will be stitched over the outside vertical seams of the prescribed wool uniform trouser extending from the waistband and the end flush to the bottom of the pant leg.
      • a.Material:
        Lacquered nylon weave
      • b.Construction:
        One inch wide band
      • c.Color:
        Standard Military Gold #96, or Conso Flag Gold D13
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR