OGDEN -- Marked police cars in Ogden will be getting a new look to reflect the city's reputation as an outdoor recreation mecca.
Five to seven new patrol vehicles that will be purchased by July 1, 2012, will be adorned with new decals depicting a mountain range.
"It's a reflection of current day (Ogden) as a high-adventure community," said Police Chief Jon Greiner, adding the decal has received a positive reception from police department personnel.
The police department has $232,000 budgeted for new vehicle purchases in fiscal 2011-12, said Assistant Police Chief Wayne Tarwater.
It hasn't been determined what make and model of police vehicles will be purchased, he said.
The decals will replace a red, white and blue logo placed on police cars as a patriotic gesture following the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The new decal will be phased in as more new police cars are purchased to replace aging vehicles. In all, about 60 cars will eventually get the new decals.
Currently, the decal is only displayed on a 2010 police Dodge Charger that's also equipped with a license plate reader, Greiner said.