Design contest underway for Aspen patrol vehicles |

Design contest underway for Aspen patrol vehicles

Staff report

The Aspen Police Department is holding a contest to create a new graphic for its fleet of vehicles that arrive in the fall.

Since 2001, the aspen leaf has adorned the patrol vehicles, and the department is seeking a fresh, creative design for their new vehicles.

“The design should capture a sense of Aspen that is original, inviting and approachable,” the APD said in a statement issued Wednesday.

Through Sept. 8, residents can submit their graphic design concepts online at or in person at the Police Department. Both hand-drawn and digitally mastered designs will be accepted. Designs should incorporate an aspen leaf and encourage interaction between police officers and the public.

The competition is open to any individual or group. All ages can participate.

Following the deadline for submissions, residents can show their support for their favorite design at (poll open Sept. 8-10). Designated members of the APD will determine the overall winner.

The overall winner of the competition will have their design featured on the new fleet of patrol vehicles and will be invited to ride in the 2015 Fourth of July parade in Aspen in one of the new vehicles.

For complete competition guidelines and links to the design templates, visit