Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-07
Footwear - Boots
Issue Date:10 July 2013Effective Date:10 July 2013
Rescinds:U6.1516, U6.1517
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Footwear – Combat/Jump Boots
  • A.DESIGN:
    Field use high-gloss or semi-gloss boot with a smooth finish and a plain military round toe. The boot may have a single toe seam no wider that ¼ inch running horizontally across the toecap. This band may have a design which gives the appearance of perforations. Solid black in color by the manufacturer, including all portions of the upper, toe, heel, outsole, tongue, laces, eyelets, stitching, and any manufacturer's logos.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    Leather or synthetic leather.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Height: Above the ankle. Maximum 15 inches.
    • 2.Toe: Plain toe, single toe band permitted.
    • 3.Eyelets: Any reinforced eyelet or exposed hardware must be black in color.
    • 4.Laces: Black leather, cloth, or synthetic blend.
    • 5.Sole: Black. Plain, ripple, and athletic type. Will not flare or taper. Maximum height 1 inch.
    • 6.Heel: Black. Maximum height 1 ½ inches.
    • 7.Finish: High-gloss or semi-gloss black.
    • 8.Zipper: Integrated zipper in laces or inner side of boot permitted.
II.Footwear – Wellington Boots
  • A.DESIGN:
    Field use high-gloss or semi-gloss boot with a smooth finish and a plain military round toe. Sole and heel will be non-contrasting. Boot may be laced or slip-on style without ornamentation or fur collar. Solid black in color by the manufacturer, including all portions of the upper, toe, heel, outsole, tongue, laces, eyelets, stitching, any any manufacturer's logos.
  • B.MATERIALS:
    Leather or synthetic leather.
  • C.COLOR:
    Black.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Height: Above the ankle. Maximum 15 inches.
    • 2.Toe: Plain toe.
    • 3.Eyelets: Any reinforced eyelet or exposed hardware must be black in color.
    • 4.Laces: Black leather, cloth, or synthetic blend.
    • 5.Sole: Black. Plain, ripple, and athletic type. Will not flare or taper. Maximum height 1 inch.
    • 6.Heel: Black. Maximum height 1 ½ inches.
    • 7.Finish: High-gloss or semi-gloss black.
    • 8.Zipper: Integrated zipper in laces or inner side of boot permitted.
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
JAB