Chapter 4501:2-5 Uniforms

4501:2-5-01 Distinctive uniforms of Ohio state highway patrol.

(A) Pursuant to sections 4549.15 and 5503.01 of the Revised Code, the distinctive uniform for state highway patrol troopers shall be:

(1) State highway patrol troopers:

(a) Hat .... campaign style, color graphite grey;

(b) Shirt .... grey;

(c) Tie .... black;

(d) Trousers .... dark grey with black stripes;

(e) Shoes .... black leather or black leather military-style boot;

(f) Blouse .... black;

(g) Uniform duty jacket .... black or reversible high visibility, waist-length;

(h) Shoulder insignia .... state highway patrol insignia shall be worn on each shoulder of all uniform garments except rain jackets, which cannot be patched due to the waterproof membrane of the jacket;

(i) Badge .... state highway patrol badge worn on left breast;

(j) External vest carrier .... black nylon, worn over the uniform shirt;

(k) Traffic safety vest .... high visibility yellow, worn over the uniform shirt.

(2) State highway patrol troopers who serve as motorcycle officers:

(a) Helmet ....three-fourths shell, silver and black, no face-shield;

(b) Shirt....grey;

(c) Tie....black;

(d) Breeches....dark grey with black stripes;

(e) Leather jacket....black;

(f) Uniform duty jacket....black and high visibility yellow;

(g) Shoulder insignia....state highway patrol insignia shall be worn on each shoulder of all uniform garments;

(h) Badge....state highway patrol badge worn on left breast.

(3) State highway patrol troopers who serve as airplane or helicopter pilots:

(a) Hat....baseball cap style, black with state highway patrol insignia;

(b) One piece flight suit, black, long sleeve;

(c) Shoes....black leather military-style boot;

(d) Shoulder insignia....state highway patrol insignia shall be worn on each shoulder of all uniform garments;

(e) Badge....state highway patrol badge worn on left breast.

(4) State highway patrol troopers who serve as canine handlers, motor vehicle inspectors, or in commercial motor vehicle enforcement:

(a) Hat....baseball cap style, black with state highway patrol insignia;

(b) Shirt....black, BDU military style;

(c) Trousers....black, BDU military style;

(d) Shoes....black leather or black leather military-style boot;

(e) Uniform duty jacket....black, waist-length;

(f) Shoulder insignia....state highway patrol insignia shall be worn on each shoulder of all uniform garments;

(g) Badge....state highway patrol badge worn on left breast.

(B) Pursuant to section 5503.34 of the Revised Code, uniformed employees of the motor carrier enforcement unit shall wear:

(1) Hat....baseball cap style, dark, navy blue with motor carrier enforcement inspector insignia;

(2) Shirt.... medium blue;

(3) Trousers....dark, navy blue;

(4) Shoes....black leather or black leather military-style boot;

(5) Uniform duty jacket....navy blue, waist-length;

(6) Shoulder insignia....state highway patrol insignia shall be worn on each shoulder of all uniform garments;

(7) Badge....motor carrier enforcement badge worn on left breast

(8) Traffic safety vest .... high visibility yellow, worn over the uniform shirt.

(C) Photographs and detailed manufacturing specifications for each garment are on file at the patrol's general headquarters, "Ohio State Highway Patrol, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43223."

Effective: 6/16/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/30/2016 and 06/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4549.15, 5503.01, 5502.01
Rule Amplifies: 4549.15, 5503.01, 5503.34
Prior Effective Dates: 10/7/61, 1/1/63, 1/1/64, 5/30/77, 9/17/01/ 6/17/2011