UNIFORM STANDARDS
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This page provides uniform standards information as it relates to the use, wear, and display of Department Awards, Ribbon Appurtenance, Recognition Pins, and other uniform attachments such as the Name tag and Unit Designator.




DEPARTMENT EMBLEM OF RECOGNITION & BARS

Department Emblem of Recognition
Fitness Bar
Appearance Bar
Star Shall be worn with the bottom edge of the lowest bar positioned approximately 1/8" above the top edge of the wearer's name plate or ribbon bar(s).


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RIBBON BARS

  Carter Harrison / Lambert Tree Medal  
Police Medal Superintendent's Award of Valor Hundred Club of Cook County Medal of Valor
Superintendent's Award of Merit Police Blue Star Award Police Blue Shield Award
Thomas E. Wortham IV Military and Community Service Award Arnold Mireles Special Partnership Award William Powers Leadership Award
Special Commendation Lifesaving Award Police Officer of the Month Award
Chicago Police Leadership Award Department Commendation Military Service Award
Problem Solving Award Honorable Mention Ribbon Award Joint Operations Award
Unit Meritorious Performance Award Traffic Stop of The Month Award Top Gun Award
Attendance Recognition Medal Special Service Award Deployment Operations Center Award
Pipe Band Award Crime Reduction Award (2009) Crime Reduction Award (2004)
Crime Reduction Award (2004) Presidential Election Deployment Ribbon Democratic National Convention Special Service Award
Recognition / Outside Governmental Agency Award Outside Governmental Agency Award Spirit of Chicago
     
Star The ribbon bar representing the highest award shall be positioned to the wearer's right, as demonstrated in the Ribbon Cluster above, with subsequent ribbon bars in descending order from right to left.

Star A single ribbon bar will be positioned 1/4" above and centered over the wearer's nameplate and unit designator. Multiple ribbon bars shall be positioned end to end on the same horizontal line as the first ribbon bar. No more than three ribbons shall be assembled in any given row. Additional rows of ribbons shall be positioned 1/8" above the previous row. Whenever there are fewer than three ribbon bars in any given row, they shall be centered over the nameplate or previous row of ribbon bars.

Star Ribbon bars shall only be worn on the members outer garment, excluding rain wear and the pull-over sweater.


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RIBBON APPURTENANCE

Blue Service Star Silver Service Star Gold Service Star
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Star SERVICE STARS - Shall be positioned beginning in the center of a ribbon award and then alternating from the right then to the left of the center star.

Star OAK LEAF CLUSTER'S - Shall be positioned in the center of the Honorable Mention Award Ribbon.


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MEDALS

Carter Harrison Medal Hundred Club of Cook County Medal of Valor Medal Police Blue Shield Award Medal Police Blue Star Award Medal Police Medal Medal Superintendent's Award of Merit Medal Superintendent's Award of Valor Medal William Powers Leadership Award Medal
Star Shall be worn by sworn members attired in the Class A uniform who are participants at special functions, parades, etc.

Star Medals are worn in lieu of ribbon bars, and may NOT be worn in conjunction with ribbon bars.

Star A single medal shall be worn 1/4" below and centered under the unit designator.

Star No more than three medals may be worn in a row. A second row of medals shall be positioned 2" below the horizontal line and between the medals of the first row.

Star As with the ribbon bars, the medal representing the highest award shall be positioned to the wearer's right with subsequent ribbon bars in descending order from right to left.


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NAMEPLATE & UNIT DESIGNATOR

Name Tag / Unit Designator

Star Shall be positioned 1/4" above and centered with the wearer's right shirt / outer garment pocket.


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CARBINE QUALIFICATION BADGE PIN

Carbine Qualification Badge

Star Shall be worn on the outer garment, centered on the wearer's right breast pocket 1/2" below the pockets finished upper horizontal line.


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CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM BAR

Crisis Intervention Team Bar

Star Shall be worn by CIT members on the right pocket flap of their outer uniform garment, aligned under the name plate. When worn in conjunction with the Carbine Qualification Badge (CQB), the CIT pin shall be worn to the left of the CQB pin and evenly spaced on the right pocket flap of the outer uniform garment. The pin shall be positioned 1/2" below the pockets finished upper horizontal line.


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CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BAR

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Bar

Star Shall be worn by Carbine qualified members on the right pocket flap of their outer uniform garment, aligned under the name plate. When worn in conjunction with the Crisis Intervention Team pin (CIT), the CQB pin shall be worn to the right of the CIT pin and evenly spaced on the right pocket flap of the outer uniform garment. The pin shall be positioned 1/2" below the pockets finished upper horizontal line.


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