Caught Cold-Handed! "Slurpee Tickets" Issued for Good Behavior
Release date: 7/7/2014
School's out for summer, and kids in Streamwood may actually look forward to their encounter with the 'heat.' Once again, 7-Eleven stores and Streamwood Police will be participating in the 'Operation Chill' program that rewards positive behavior with cool treats!
The Operation Chill program allows officers to issue 'tickets' to youngsters caught in the act of being good. In cooperation with participating 7-Eleven stores, 'offenses' such as helping others, participating in positive community activities, and cooperating with law enforcement, can earn youngsters Slurpee beverage 'tickets.' Each ticket can be redeemed at participating 7-Eleven stores for a free small Slurpee.
"The coupons are great for officers who are on patrol in the community," said Officer Matt Stastny. "It's an icebreaker, and a great way to encourage positive dialogue between law enforcement and our youth."
Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven, Inc. to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when communities may experience increases in loitering and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects.
With nearly 1,000 'tickets' to issue, the Streamwood Police Department hopes to see a great deal of good behavior from the kids in our community!