The Arizona state police agency, the Department of Public Safety, is to get a re-branding with new colors, according to the Arizona Capitol Times. Officers with the department are no longer being called ‘officers’ either and will now be referred to as ‘troopers’.
DPS will be getting 90 new vehicles soon, so it was a good time to update the aging color scheme, according to the report. A new prototype (pictured above) does not represent a final decision but a possible new look for the agency.
Observers say the move represents an attempt to update the department in the eyes of the public and boost morale among the troopers themselves. The title ‘trooper’ is to replace ‘officer’ as a way to reflect the role the state cops are in.
The prototype colors are dark blue and copper, and would replace the white vehicles with reflective blue striping that are currently in use. What do you think?