Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-03-11
Uniform - Honor Guard
Issue Date:30 June 2015Effective Date:30 June 2015
Rescinds:U9161.220
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:
    As specified for their respective rank, uniform specification U06-01-06.
  • B.Insignia, Shield - Cap:
    The cap shield specified for their respective rank, as provided by the Department.
  • C.Shirt, Long Sleeve:
    White uniform shirt, Flying Cross by Fechheimer, 65% polyester / 35% rayon, uniform specification U06-01-38.
  • D.Wool Blouse with Epaulets:
  • 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 U16.0121 - Patches, Chicago Police -Polyester/Cotton, Wool/Rayon.
  • F.Necktie - Male:
    A male style necktie, uniform specification U15.0503 - Necktie - Male.
  • G.Insignia, Star:
    The star representative of their respective rank, as provided by the Department.
  • H.Star Mourning Band:
    At funerals and wakes, as specified in the uniform specification U06-02-40.
  • 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, uniform specification U20.1813 - Trousers, Wool Male and Female - Prescribed, 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:
    "Garrison belts" and equipment belts in uniform specification number U2.0515 - Belt, Equipment will not be worn while performing Honor Guard duties. Holsters will conform to the uniform specification U8.1512 - Holster (Prescribed). However, 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 the specification set in uniform specification U2.0120 - Batons.
  • L.Firearms:
    Members of the Honor Guard will carry only those pistols they are authorized to use in Department Directives entitled "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, as specified in uniform specification U2.0120 - Batons. The baton will have a knotted ceremonial cord with tassels, as specified in uniform specification number U2.0121 - Baton Tassels. The additional color restriction will apply to all Department members.
    • 1.Color:
      D13 Conso Flag Gold
    • 2.Restriction:
      Gold: Honor Guard only, regardless of rank
  • N.Socks:
    As specified in specification number U19.1503 - Socks - Prescribed.
  • O.Footware - Shoes:
    Center laced, oxford style as specified in uniform specification U06-01-10. 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:
    Uniform specification U2.1215 - Blouse, Sworn Male Members - Prescribed and U2.1216 - Blouse, Female Sworn Members, Prescribed, Tropical / Summer weight 55% polyester / 45% wool.
  • D.Tropical / Summer Weight Trousers, Male and Female - Prescribed with Modification:
    Uniform specification number U20.1813 - Trousers, Wool Male and Female - Prescribed, 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
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-009 PJE