PATROL OFFICERS ISSUE RANDOM REWARDS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
“Operation Chill” uses free Slurpee® coupons to reward good behavior.
(Cocoa, FL)—Patrol officers are out in force rewarding children for good behavior in the annual “Operation Chill”, a community partnership with 7-Eleven, Inc. Officers will distribute free Slurpee® coupons to local children who are showing good behavior or demonstrating random acts of kindness or participating in a positive activity. “The coupons are great for officers who are on patrol throughout the city,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “It’s an icebreaker, a way to encourage dialogue in a non-threatening, non-law enforcement situation.”
Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when communities may experience increases in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies’ community relations projects. 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of the program.